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Crack house snuffed out

A HOUSE described as a haven for crack dealing and other illegal activity was emptied last week in what police are saying is a joint effort between themselves and neighbours. “The house did definitely come to our attention through the neighbourhood,” said Cpl. Mike Dame, officer in charge of the Crime Reduction Unit and General Investigation Section of Terrace RCMP, of a rental residence on the 4800 Block of Sunset on the southside. “I love neighbourhood involvement. It’s the absolute cream of the crop way to deal with these issues.” Many Crime Stoppers tips, which described the operations of a flop house also operating as a place at which crack cocaine was sold led police to the residence. Police had asked neighbours to report all suspicious occurrences and illegal activity, had talked to the owner of the residence and officers were persistent in enforcing municipal bylaws, said police. “The community definitely controls what happens within the community,” said Dame. “In a small tight-knit neighbourhood, if [drug dealers are] identified, it makes it harder for them to operate.” Dame said police officers consistently stopped at the residence. “When something like that happens, it’s just a constant pressure,” said Dame. For example, officers would drive by, look for who’s coming and going at the residence and check on them, he added. Every aspect of enforcement is considered such as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the criminal code, provincial and municipal bylaws, he said. Officers not only went door to door in the neighbourhood to ask people to report on suspicious behaviour, they also went to the residence to talk to the people there too, said Dame.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT and Terrace RCMP helped force alleged crack dealers out of this house at 4844 Sunset Drive last week.

Local jobs plan surges ahead A LOCAL group has been handed the task of better connecting local people with the anticipated thousands of jobs to be created by large industrial projects planned for the region. The money comes from the provincial government through an effort started by BC Hydro when it examined not only the impact of its Northwest Transmission Line now under construction but of mines and other developments that could happen because of the line. The hiring of the Skeena-Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE) sets the stage to determine what’s needed, where it’s needed and when it’s needed, says the chair of a committee first struck by BC Hydro to examine the employment implications of large

scale industrialization. “The point is there are big numbers being talked about in a relatively short period of time,” said Eulala Mills last week. “There’s going to be a lot of work going on. Our intention is to do everything possible so that the northwest can take advantage of this,” she said. A study commissioned by the BC Hydro committee earlier this year estimated that anywhere from $8 billion to $25 billion will be spent on large projects in the next 10 years, requiring anywhere from 9,500 to 32,500 workers. “The current labour supply cannot meet the expected demand for skilled labour and without quick action, companies will be forced to import workers from other regions,” read a summary report prepared for

the BC Hydro committee. Although focussed on the Northwest Transmission Line and what’s possible from its construction, the impact from a growing number of planned liquefied natural gas plants and pipelines is also being acknowledged. “We’re now hearing numbers in the $60 billion range,” said Mills of what’s being contemplated for the region. Mills emphasized that SNCIRE has not been hired to be a job trainer or be an employment agency. Instead it is to make best efforts to match up skilled trades required by an industry, for example, with training programs that can provide those workers when they are needed. “We’ll build it, but we won’t run it. Part of the job is to find out who

will run it,” said Mills. But specific and limited training programs might be offered to meet a specific need, she said. “What we will have is money to fill in those gaps,” Mills continued. Other projects being contemplated include targeted advertising campaigns to attract workers back who moved to other areas when, for example, the forest industry collapsed here. “This would be for people who have the skills that are needed and who have roots back in the community,” said Mills. A gathering of employers and training program providers is being planned for next spring, too. The contract with SNCIRE will last until December 2013 after which time, Mills said, the hope is that the work will continue on and be financed by

other groups or companies. The first phase of this northwest labour project, the establishment and work of the BC Hydro committee, cost just over $200,000. The province has now provided just over $500,000 for additional work, including the SNCIRE contract. It’ll be paid an hourly rate. Mills said more than $400,000 of in-kind and other contributions is expected as the months go on to complement the provincial contribution. SNCIRE has hired a former local highways ministry manager to be its key official on the project. Don Ramsay spent 14 years as the manager of the local highways and infrastructure office and was briefly employed by the city earlier this year as its chief administrative officer.

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Crossing to be safer

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A PEDESTRIAN-CONTROLLED light will soon be installed at the crosswalk in front of the Willows building on Kalum.

THE PEDESTRIAN crossing in front of the Willows building on Kalum will soon be safer thanks to the installation of a traffic signal there. It’ll be controlled by those wishing to cross the street. It was one of three issues presented to council Sept. 10 by a local self advocacy group. After making the presentation, the group was then told by the city money for this had already been set aside with work scheduled for either later this year or next. Secondly, the group asked for council support for increased hours for HandyDart service. “Its use is critical for many disabled people, especially in the long winters,� said Betty King, one of about a dozen people from the advocacy group at the meeting. HandyDart is a public transit service designed to accommodate people with cognitive and physical disabilities

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Fielding says she’s ready for a step into politics CAROL FIELDING wants to convert on this down in Victoria.” her work that went toward one of Fielding did acknowledge that the city’s most visible community the BC Liberal government is down initiatives into a political career. in the polls, making her candidacy Fielding was team leader of the risky should she be nominated to Terrace is Kraft Hockeyville camrun in next spring’s election. “But it paign that brought a NHL exhibition is even riskier not do to this, in my game here in 2009. mind,” Fielding said of seeking office. It’s one portion of her resume she Born in Nova Scotia, Fielding, 61, first says makes her the best person BC came to Terrace in 1974 to visit a friend Liberals in Skeena can choose to deand stayed five years before moving to feat sitting NDP MLA Robin Austin the Lower Mainland. in next spring’s provincial election. A shared interest in motorcycles Lesser known is her chairing of turned an online friendship with Teranother local committee that was race resident Hans Kurth into a partpart of a network of provincial govnership with Kurth and Fielding reCarol Fielding ernment groups providing money turned in 2002. for local projects as part of the 2010 Kurth, at Fielding’s side constantly Winter Olympics. during the Hockeyville period, passed The Kermodei Spirit of BC committee lobbied away in 2010 . for money for renovations to George Little Park Fielding’s professional life in Terrace includes and resulted in Terrace being named a “celebration working being a casual, on-call employee with the community” during the Olympic torch run. Northern Savings Credit Union from 2004-2007 “I’ve done a lot of work in the last couple of and working at MacCarthy Motors from 2009years and I think that’s helped prepared me,” said 2010. Fielding in what is her first bid for public elected She also spent a short period of time working for office. “I feel like this is my next step.” a company that was contracted out to provide vari“My main reason for running is I have ous administrative and other services for Enbridge. a passion for this area. I believe this rid- That company was owned by Roger Harris, a foring, Terrace and Kitimat, are in a position for mer Enbridge vice-president. In 2010, Fielding was a huge economic upswing,” said Fielding. hired as the executive director of the Terrace and “I think it’s our turn now and we need a strong voice District Chamber of Commerce.

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While on council, Leclerc also sat on the regional district and regional hospital district. Leclerc works in human resources at Coast Mountains School District 82 and has been there since 1990. The 51-year-old mother of three and grandmother of two also recently started a two-year master of professional communication at Royal Roads University. Leclerc said it is communicating with people that drives her. “It’s about listening to people and connecting issues and connecting Leclerc people,” she said, adding she has been and will continue to travel to various communities and talk to people about issues. “I’ll probably be telling them to the Liberal government ahead of time so that if I don’t get elected they know what the issues are,” she said. “It’s just sharing communication. It’s not top secret. You don’t go in and just represent your small little circle of people. It’s representing everybody in the region, and that’s key for me,” Leclerc said. t4503"(&t$07&3&%t'&/$&%t-*()5&%t(6"3%%0(1305&$5&%t3&"40/"#-&3"5&4t

CAROL LECLERC’S break from public life didn’t last long. After nine years on city council, Leclerc, known for carefully watching the city’s bottom line, decided not to run again last November. But now, after some thought, she wants to return to the political arena – first to win the BC Liberal Skeena nomination and then to go up against sitting NDP MLA Robin Austin next spring. “I’ve considered it for a long time and been through the ups and downs of why would you do this,” said Leclerc. Carol “I think it comes down to, it comes down to what’s happening here in the Northwest.” Born and raised in Terrace, Leclerc said she has a close connection with the region’s economic struggles — especially since the forest industry’s crash in the 1990s. “When I went on to city council in 2002, it had already been five years of tough times,” she said. “We went knocking on doors looking for any opportunity for economic development and the economic development is now starting to come.” Leclerc thinks it’s especially important that the region have a government that supports resource development. “I’m not sure that the NDP will do that for us,” she said. “Stuff starts to happen and then they kind of change their tune but if you’re trying to attract people to come here and you want people to have confidence that this is a good place to come, I think that you have to be positive from the start.”

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Bridgework

Could Terrace and Thornhill find a way to become one entity? By Andre Carrel

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eferendums are rare in Canada, and they are more likely to stir controversy than to resolve problems. Not so in Switzerland where more referendums are held in an average year than have been held in Canada since Confederation in 1867. I have dual citizenship, Canadian and Swiss, and with that I have the right to vote in Swiss elections and referendums. The most recent voting package sent to me included six ballots, three for national referendums and three for referendums in my home canton or province of Bern. The topics range from a proposal to amend the Swiss constitution to make music lessons a mandatory subject in all school curriculums to a choice between two new motor vehicle registration fee schedules. I lack the mental flexibility to imagine how Canadians would react to a national referendum to make music lessons in public schools a constitutional right, or to a provincial referendum asking voters to pick one of two proposed new motor vehicle registration fee schedules. One topic of particular interest to me was a proposal to amend my canton’s constitution to make municipal amalgamations mandatory in certain circumstances. The area of the canton of Bern is a little over half a per cent of British Columbia’s area, and its population at 980,000, is ten per cent less than the combined populations of Vancouver and Surrey. Where the canton of Bern leads BC, however, is in the number of municipalities: 388 compared to British Columbia’s 160. Many of these are truly tiny villages. Municipal amalgamation would appear to make a lot of sense there, but Bernese people are a stubborn lot and many

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THE OLD Skeena Bridge connects the communities of Terrace and Thornhill. of their villages have a lot of history. The subject of amalgamation brought to mind the local political hot-button/back-burner issue of a TerraceThornhill union. The idea of amalgamation was put to a public vote years ago, but the issue does not appear to have been put to rest. That Thornhill was (and likely still is) less enthusiastic about the idea of amalgamation than Terrace was should not be a surprise. Both Thornhill and Terrace have a local government established pursuant to British Columbia’s Local Government Act: regional district in Thornhill and municipal in Terrace. What the amalgamation idea proposed was for Thornhill to give up its local government and be absorbed into the municipal structure of Terrace. The proposal was not an amalgamation at all, it was a proposal for Terrace to expand its boundaries and annihilate Thornhill. Who can blame Thornhill for its “Thanks, but no thanks!” response? If we think of Thornhill and Terrace not in terms of their dis-

tinct local government structures but in terms of communities, it becomes immediately obvious that the two are good neighbours who work together, play together, enjoy each others company and, when the need arises, help each other. Many if not most public services in the two communities are shared. From a community perspective, Terrace and Thornhill sharing one local government would seem to be a sensible idea. But I can feel with what residue of Bernese stubbornness is left in my bones that asking Thornhill to surrender its local government identity to Terrace is not going to fly. And yet, how can it be unreasonable to consider a common local government when we have so much in common — socially, culturally, and economically? A discussion on the subject of local government may produce ideas worthy of consideration if we focus on truly amalgamating two distinct local governments, have them join forces to become something unique to both, rather than asking one to be swallowed by another.

To appreciate what that means we need to consider the essence of democratic governance. Democracy does not care about what government does. A democracy’s streets may be paved or graveled, it makes no difference. Free and fair elections are important, but who is elected is irrelevant. Democracy does not care who wins. What distinguishes a democracy is how a community governs itself. British Columbia has two systems by which communities govern themselves: municipal and regional district. Municipal governments, big or small, north or south, are cookie-cutter creations. Cities with populations in the hundreds of thousands and villages with fewer than a thousand souls are cast from the same mold. Village councils have fewer members than city councils do, but their election procedures and the way in which they make their decisions and govern their communities are identical. The same holds true for regional districts. The Greater Vancouver and the Kitimat Stikine Regional Districts gov-

ern their regions under the same rules. A true amalgamation of Terrace and Thornhill would mean creating a new way to govern ourselves, a hybrid of municipal and regional district parentage. We would not be the only exceptions to British Columbia’s cookiecutter local governments: Vancouver and Whistler have special legislation applicable to them only, as do the Gulf Islands. We can take these as precedents to justify special legislation to establish rules for how we govern ourselves. How could a hybrid local government be organized? Terrace is not a single-cell community; it is a community of communities. There are unique higher and lower density neighbourhoods, on this side and that side of the track, on the valley bottom and on the adjacent benches. Seen from a neighbourhood perspective, any Terrace neighbourhood is as distinct as is any Thornhill neighbourhood. Why not identify neighbourhoods with populations ranging from 1,500 and 2,500 each and unite

them all under a single local government in a manner that will preserve and respect their identities? We could call them wards and have each ward elect a councillor. That is how Thornhill now elects its regional district director. We could strengthen the democratic credentials of the councillors we elect. Why not provide for run-off elections to be held between the top two candidates in wards in which no candidate has the support of a clear majority in the first round? This would ensure that all council members have the support of the majority of the people they were elected to represent on council. Why not have councillors elect, from within their own rank, a mayor and a deputy mayor? That is how regional district chairs and deputy chairs are elected. We could limit the terms for mayor and deputy mayor to not more than one year with a provision that a councillor may be elected to just one term as mayor and one term as deputy mayor during a threeyear council term. Every ward would

thus have a reasonable chance to have its councillor serve the entire community as mayor or deputy mayor at some point during a council’s term of office. And if we are going to be unique in how we govern our community of communities, there is one more aspect of governance we may want to give a thought to: the official community plan. Community plan bylaws are in a class of their own. They are the framework for a community’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. The citizens of a community are the people who have to live with (and pay for) the consequences of the official community plan. Why should citizens not take the responsibility for the final say in its approval? Why not subject the adoption of official community plan bylaws to approval by a double majority referendum? Double majority would mean that an official community plan bylaw has to be approved by a majority in each ward as well as by an overall majority. Such a process would not only lead to greater engagement of citizens in the planning of their own future, it would also strengthen a citizen’s sense of community. To explore such ideas Terrace Council and Area E Director could set up a citizens’ committee with a mandate to develop an outline for how Terrace and Thornhill could be joined to meet their local government needs and ambitions. Whatever the committee recommends, take it to referendum. If voters approve, and keeping in mind the Vancouver, Whistler, and Gulf Islands precedents, Terrace Council and Area E Director could then start the tough job of selling the idea to Victoria. Andre Carrel is a retired public sector administrator living in Terrace, BC.


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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI town. On his way home, the chair blew off and crash landed in the ditch, wrenching off one arm. He never came back to pick up his repaired chair. It still serves my family some 20 years and one reupholstering later. Transporting anything safely in an open pickup calls for planning while loading. As a former stevedore who lashed cars below decks so they couldn’t shift and capsize the merchant vessel, my husband always carried a 20 foot length of 3/8” rope and several squares of red fabric or plastic to attach to the ends of lumber or other material sticking out beyond the

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tiously peeked out as the mattress was raised. To depend upon luck to keep stuff in a moving openbed truck is foolhardy and could lead to a littering fine. Mattresses. Foam cushions. Plastic garbage bags stuffed with styrofoam, empty plastic jugs, even newspapers or kitchen waste. All have the lift-off capability of a hang glider poised on a mountain peak awaiting a gust of wind. I think of Farley Mowat’s book Owls in the Family. Growing up in Saskatoon during the Depression, Farley had as pets two Great Horned Owls, Wol and Weeps. On sunny Sunday afternoons as the Mowat family tootled along potholed gravel roads with the convertible top down, Wol would crouch, clutching a fold of canvas in his talons. At every bump he fanned his wings as though about to fly. B.C.’s Motor Vehicle Act forbids dumping or leaving on a highway any litter likely to injure a person, animal or vehicle on the highway. The list includes glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, bottles, papers, ashes, refuse, trash or rubbish. Section 204.2 levies a fine of $81 for littering.

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tailgate. If he loaded furniture, the rope went around behind the piece keeping it snug to the cab; neither could it slide out over an open tailgate if he started too suddenly. Then he roped it tight to the truck box floor. Whenever he hauled garbage in plastic bags, the bags had to be deflated as much as possible before weighting them down with something heavy, or a tarp strapped securely over the load. Foam and styrofoam are roughly 98 percent air. Mattresses, too, are a top and bottom layer of lightweight construction material, sandwiching eight inches or so of air. Yet folks expect a mattress to stand up, unsupported, in a moving pickup. One fine afternoon as I walked my dogs along Dobbie toward Haaland a pickup traveling west along Haaland stopped blocking the Dobbie intersection. The driver got out, walked around the back of his truck and lifted upright a double mattress that had flopped flat on to the truck box as he rounded a curve. I heard him say, “Sorry, Buddy” in a friendly tone to a German shepherd who cau-

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The Mail Bag What about local hiring?

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JOHN MALO, second from right, Save on Food manager Darren Davies and assistant manager Rob Nielsen present Terrace Hospice Society coordinator Penny Dobbin with a cheque for $394. It represented the value of Malo’s store loyalty points which where then matched by the store.

Society provides vital service Dear Sir: Diana Penner’s column, “Trouble for baby boomers is looming”, in the Aug. 22, 2012 edition of The Terrace Standard, ends with the question/ challenge – “How are we doing?” We are the Terrace Hospice

Society and this is how we meet a particular need within our community’s aging population. Terrace Hospice Society is a non-profit organization in the Terrace community which will soon be celebrating 20 years of providing compassionate care to individuals near the end of

life and support to bereaved individuals. Due to increased lifespan and the large baby boomer population, we are experiencing increasing demands for our services. Terrace Hospice provides training for its volunteers and

these individuals provide end of life care such as: - comfort and emotional support; - respite for caregivers; - transportation to/from appointments;

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Dear Sir: Too often it seems First Nations and other local residents of our area have to contend with companies not following through with promises to ensure that First Nations and other local people would be hired first. That’s why I’d like to ask Valard, the company hired to build the Northwest Transmission Line, how many local people it has hired to work on the project. I’ve heard they are bringing in people from Manitoba and Ontario. Is there a reason for this? Costwise it just doesn’t make sense; there are local people waiting and willing to work. Companies have done this before. People from Prince Rupert were also promised training, employment and help to start small businesses when the port there was being built. And that didn’t turn out to be the case. Companies who come to this area should do their best to hire locally. And we should be able to see the results. Kym Guno, Kitwancool, BC

About letters THE Terrace Standard welcomes letters to the editor by email to newsroom@terracestandard. com, by fax to 250-638-8432 or by mail to 3210 Clinton St., Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2. Letters must be signed and contain a contact phone number. And letters are subject to editing for reasons of length and of taste. The deadline for printed publication is noon on Fridays, noon on Thursdays in the event of a long weekend. Letters may appear on our website, www. terracestandard.com, before they appear in print.

Extremists dominate Muslim reaction again

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ne of the first scenes in the ridiculous but thoroughly nasty film “Innocence of Muslims” shows angry Muslims running through the streets smashing things and killing people. So what happens when a clip from the film dubbed into Arabic goes up on the internet? Angry Muslims run through the streets smashing things and killing people. It’s as simple as that: press the right button, and they’ll do what you want. Some Christian extremists set out to provoke Muslim extremists into violence that would discredit Islam in the eyes of the West – and it worked, of course. As the US consulate in Benghazi burned and the American dead were carried out, many people in the West thought to themselves: “The Libyans are biting the hand that freed them.” Wrong conclusion. It wasn’t “the Libyans” who broke into the Benghazi consulate and murdered the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens; it was a heavily armed band of Islamic ex-

tremists. “The Libyans” recently voted in their first real election ever, and they elected a secular government. The film just gave the fanatics an opportunity to undermine that choice. Maybe the Christian extremists don’t understand that their film serves the purposes of those who want to overthrow the moderate, democratically elected governments, both Islamic and secular, that have come to power in the “Arab spring”. Or maybe they do realise that, and hope that the violence that they are stirring up will bring Muslim extremists to power in those countries. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdel-Aziz al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, said that Muslims should denounce the film, but without anger: “Muslims should not be dragged by wrath and anger to shift from legitimate to forbidden action, (as) by this they will, unknowingly, fulfill some aims of the film.” Exactly so, but the leaders of the Arab world’s post-revolutionary governments have to walk a

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GWYNNE DYER fine line, denouncing both the film and the violent protests against it. Moderate Islamic governments like that of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi have a particularly tricky task, since they are competing with the Muslim extremists who are organising the protests for the support of the same pious and socially conservative bloc of voters. “We Egyptians reject any kind

of assault or insult against our prophet,” Morsi said, “but at the same time we firmly say that this cannot be taken as a justification to assault consulates or embassies and cannot be taken also as a justification for killing innocent people.” It was not a sufficiently robust condemnation of the violence for US President Barack Obama, who said on the same day: “I don’t think that we would consider (Egypt) an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.” Obama has his own right flank to protect, and cannot afford to acknowledge in public that elected Arab leaders are in competition with Islamic fanatics for popular support, and so must choose their words with care. Most American voters are not sophisticated enough to understand the intricacies of Arab politics, or patient enough to care. Similarly, most Arab voters do not want to hear about the American constitution, which guarantees free speech and means that the US government cannot just

ban crude attacks on Islam by American citizens. The elected Arab leaders will certainly have had this fact explained to them in private by their political advisers, but in public they must demand that the US government suppress the film and punish its makers. It’s not the United States that has attacked Islam, or even “Hollywood”; just a handful of Americans with a political and religious agenda. It’s not “Egypt” or “Libya” that has attacked American diplomatic missions, but small groups of Islamic extremists with a political agenda of their own, supported by pious dupes. This is not a turning point in Western relations with the Arab countries or the broader Muslim world. The whole thing will blow over after a little while, just like the violent protests against Danish newspaper cartoons about Muhammad did six years ago. It is a tempest in a teapot. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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Community Calendar The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit www.terracestandard.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS SEPTEMBER 26 - 30 – Terrace Public Library’s fundraiser book sale continues. Please drop by and support your library. Great books! Great prices! All proceeds are used to support library programs and services. OCTOBER 4 – Friends of the Terrace Public Library Steering Committee hosts an information session at 7 p.m. in the Willy Schneider board room at the library. ‘Friends’ will be a volunteer group that supports and promotes the library. A meeting to elect a board of directors will follow on October 11.

PSAs TERRACE CHURCHES’ FOOD Bank will distribute food from the basement of Dairy Queen at 4643 Park Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 for surnames A to H; Tuesday Oct. 16 for surnames I to R: Wednesday, Oct. 17 for surnames S to Z; and Thursday, Oct. 18 for anyone missed. The above order will be enforced, so please come on the right day and bring identification for yourself and your dependents. TERRACE NISGA’A SOCIETY invites all Terrace and area Nisga’a elders to attend meetings on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Come have some fun. For more details or for a ride, call the society or Diana Guno at 250638-0311 or Margaret Nelson 250-638-8939. THE TERRACEVIEW FAMILY Council is a support group and place to voice concerns and ideas to improve quality of life at Terraceview Lodge. Residents’ families and friends meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more info, call Heather at 250-638-8552. THE GREATER TERRACE Seniors Advisory Committee (GTSAC) meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. Everyone welcome. THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF Terrace meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Back Eddy Pub. Anyone looking to start or has a new business, looking for work, to hire employees, gain clients or collaborate on a project, newly relocated here, wanting to meet people with unique skills, trades or professions living and working in the Terrace area. HAPPY GANG CENTRE hosts a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come one, come all, good eats, good laughs. COFFEE

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(Kitselas Lodge No. 123) invite all men of good character, strict morals to attend our Coffee Club from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 4915 Lazelle Ave. You are welcome to bring your family. For further information, phone Darcy 635-3580 or Richard 638-0852. NORTHERN BRAIN INJURY Support Group meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in the boardroom at the Terrace and District Community Services Society (3219 Eby St.). For more details, call Deb 1-866-979-4673. NOTE IS SECOND AND FOURTH THE TERRACE ART Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Call 638-8884 for details. THE TERRACE PARKINSON’S support group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Persons with Parkinsons, family, friends and support people are welcome. For more information, call Therese at 250-638-1869. THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415. BIBLE TALKS, A non-denominational Bible talk based on the New Testament and life of Jesus, for all ages take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre starting Sept. 23 and running every Sunday through Nov. 11. Everyone welcome. There is no collection or obligation. For more details, call Ruth at 6390440 or rcbar@yahoo.ca. FRUIT WANTED – Kalum Community School Society is looking for tasty and ripe locally grown fruit to supply as snacks to local schools. If you have fruit to donate, please call Agatha 250641-3663 or e-mail agathajed@gmail.com. We also need volunteers for picking and transport. If you can help, call the same number. HAVE FUN AND help your child on the path to literacy. Register today for the Terrace Public Library’s free Storytime sessions. Baby Sign Time (Birth-12 months) Fridays 1:30-2 p.m. New! Full of rhymes and bounces. A great way to enhance your baby’s budding communication skills. Tales for Twos Tuesdays 10-11. Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 10-11. Toddler/ Twos Wednesdays 11:15-12. To register, come visit us at the library or call 638-8177. Classes run until October 24. TERRACE SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancers meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday (September 19 - December 12) at Knox United Church Hall (4907 Lazelle Ave.). Beginners, singles and couples are most welcome. Learn/practise waltzes, jigs, reels

Terrace Nisga’a Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7pm At The Terrace Nisga’a Society’s Community Room (101 - 4441 Lakelse Avenue) Open to all eligible Terrace Nisga’a Society members. To Contact Phone: 250-635-4422

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THE NEW TERRACE Duplicate Bridge Club will be sponsoring bridge lessons beginning in two or three weeks one evening per week in the Terrace Art Gallery. Opening date to be announced. At the end of the lesson series, it is hoped that newcomers will join the Bridge Club for games once a week. Contact Al Lehmann 635-3788 or Don Russell 638-1741 for details. Come along and learn a challenging, competitive and enjoyable social game! THE TERRACE SYMPHONY Orchestra begins its 2012-2013 season with practices on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church. The TSO encourages any string, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and trumpet players to come out and enjoy the experience of orchestral music. For more details, please call conductor Mike Wen at 250-635-3044. All ages and levels welcome. TERRACE HOSPICE SOCIETY hosts a Volunteer Training Program Mondays 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 to Nov. 26 at the hospice office. Instructor will be Joelle McKiernan. To register or for inquiries, call the hospice office 635-4811. TERRACE HOSPICE SOCIETY holds a Grief Support Group for adults (age 19 and older) working through their grief in a comfortable, safe and confidential setting, with a trained and experienced facilitator. It starts October 2 and runs for 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Hospice Office (#207 – 4650 Lazelle Avenue). For participants to maximize the benefits of this group: it is recommended to have been more than three months since their loss. Facilitators will be Germaine Robertson, who is trained in grief work and Ina Nelson, a trained hospice visiting volunteer. For more details or to register please call 635-4811. DROP-IN OPEN FROM 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays - Fridays at the All Nations Centre (corner of Sparks St. and Davis Ave.). Soup, hot beverages and more! Sponsored by TDCSS Housing Outreach, Kermode Friendship Society, Ksan House Society, Terrace Antipoverty and Muks-Kum-Ol. ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – www.northernyouthonline.ca – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. HEALING TOUCH COMMUNITY Clinics continue to be offered. Please call Julie for more details 635-0743. Donations accepted.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 - 8:00 P.M. THE SOJOURNERS - PRESENTED BY THE TERRACE CONCERT SOCIETY

“They draw on influences from the gospel, soul, blue, r&b and country traditions, throw them in their own melting pot, and emerge with a unique sound” Tickets available at George LIttle Hourse (250-638-8887) $25.00 - Adult $20.00 - Seniors (65+) $20.00 - Students (13 - 25 if full time) $10.00 - Child (7 - 12 years)

OCTOBER 13, 2012 - (12:30-4:30 PM) TECHNICIAN TRAINING

The Rem Lee Theatre is sponsoring a 4 hour technicians workshop for people who may be interested in volunteering at the Lee and working with the many shows which are present in the venue. Basic sound and lighting principals will be covered as well as hands on experience with microphones, consoles, followspots, and headsets. Coffee and donuts will be provided. The workshop is free, but you must pre-register. Call Nancy at 635-2102 and leave a message.

Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Dominic Joshua Machado & Damien Joeshp Machado Coles (twins) Date & Time of Birth: September 7, 2012 Weight: 4 lbs. 10 oz. & 4lbs. 6oz Sex: Male (both) Parents: Christina Machado & Chris Coles “New brothers for Orlando”

Baby’s Name: Aislynn Geraldine Budden Date & Time of Birth: September 13, 2012 at 3:20 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 6 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Christina Gagne & Aaron Budden “New sister for Keira & Logan”

Baby’s Name: Mercedes E. Ryan Date & Time of Birth: Baby’s Name: Katy Rheanne & Taya September 17, 2012 at 11:53 a.m. Marie Moniz (twins) Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Sex: Female Date & Time of Birth: Parents: Nikita Stevens &Justin Ryan September 11, 2012 at 8:32 & 8:37 “New sister for John & Markus” a.m. (respectively) Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. & 5 lbs. 7oz Baby’s Name: Senaiyah Anne Louise Sex: Female (both) Day Parents: Sabrina & Bobby Moniz Date & Time of Birth: “New sisters for Patch” September 18, 2012 at 3:52 p.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 11 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Maxine Tashoots & Dale Day

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House arrest extended LEAVING TOWN without first getting permission means an extended court sentence for a local man. Matthew Kerby, 35, breached his conditional sentence conditions by leaving his residence without getting written permission from his probation supervisor in advance and will spend an additional 25 days on house arrest as a result. In April of this year, Kerby was handed a

23 month conditional sentence order by Madame Justice Marvyn Koenigsberg after pleading guilty to drug charges after a crystal meth lab was found in his basement nearly four years ago. For the first 12 months of his sentence, Kerby was required to stay inside his residence or on his lot 24 hours a day, seven days each week. On Aug. 20 this year,

police were called to the Aspen Motel in Smithers for an assault, court heard. When Kerby’s girlfriend opened the hotel door, police noted the smell of alcohol, that she was intoxicated and had a bleeding lip, court heard. In her statement to police, she said the couple had an argument, he pushed her down on the bed, they struggled and he punched her in the

Man released on bond A MAN facing assault charges was released on a peace bond after he and his partner began counselling to deal with their problems. Daniel Bouwknecht, 22, agreed to the peace bond and its conditions that he must follow for five months in provincial court Sept. 6. “I understand you and your spouse are working through issues through counselling. I understand the results are quite positive,” said Judge Calvin Struyk before passing sentence.

Bouwknecht was charged with one count of assault for an incident Nov. 15, 2011 and one charge of assault and one charge of uttering threats from Jan. 11, 2012. Although there were grounds for the charges, the couple, who has two children, continues to be in a relationship and are taking counselling, which they have to attend as the Ministry of Children and Family Development is paying for it and the counsellor is required to report

if they don’t show up, court heard from prosecutor Barry Zacharias. Bouwknecht’s peace bond conditions include leaving his spouse’s presence if asked to and not returning unless he’s invited. A peace bond means the accused agrees that a person has reason to fear him without agreeing to what happened. It is not a criminal conviction so after it’s over, it won’t show up on the person’s record. A charge of assault was stayed by the court.

mouth, court heard. She told police Kerby had stolen a bag of her money with about $3,500 in it that she had planned to use to take her two children back to the east with her, court heard. Police found Kerby at a room in another hotel and noted that he was quite intoxicated, court heard. He had gone to Smithers reportedly to see a counsellor there that a friend had suggested could help him, court heard. He was also on conditions not to consume alcohol.

The day after Kerby was arrested, his girlfriend found out she was pregnant, court heard. Kerby is sole breadwinner and also supports her two children, court heard. She wrote a letter to crown lawyers saying she had been mistaken and the assault had been an accident – Kerby was heading out the door to cool off when she ran over to stop him and the door hit her in the lip, court heard. Madame Justice Koenigsberg said she doubted the version presented by Kerby’s girlfriend.

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CURLING SOCIAL MEET MARC KENNEDY, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST OCTOBER 12TH - 5PM TO 7PM AT THE TERRACE CURLING CLUB SPONSORED BY ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

Cellphones stolen POLICE REPORT that three cellphones – a white Blackberry Curve, a pink Blackberry Curve, and a black Blackberry Curve – and money and a ring were stolen from unlocked lockers at Skeena Middle School last week. In an unrelated theft, two Mongoose 18-speed bikes were stolen. One was silver; the other was black. They were taken from a residence sometime during the night of Sept. 17-18.

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Northwest needs strong leadership STRONG LEADERSHIP, collaboration among communities, and communication have helped the Peace River region cope with an economic boom driven by oil and gas, a researcher told an audience here Sept. 18. Greg Halseth, with the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia, said the decision to have the Peace speak as one voice should not be underestimated. “If something would happen outside that affects the region, they will work together,” Halseth said in presenting a report on the Peace based on extensive interviews of key players. Commissioned by the District of Kitimat, the Terrace Economic Development Authority and the KitimatTerrace Industrial Development Society – Northwest, the research is meant to help the northwest understand and prepare for an influx of industry into the area. In addition to local and regional governments, Halseth said the northwest has aboriginal governments that could add to a common sense of purpose. “To quote my old friend Justa Monk,” said Halseth of an aboriginal leader in northcentral BC, “We may not all be in the same canoe, but we at least can paddle in the same direction.” Only a unified regional voice can

properly prepare for and respond to economic growth and also deal with senior levels of government, Halseth stressed. “You can no longer have some groups not included,” he said. “People need to be included earlier,” Halseth added of communication. “The more we can do that, the better.” Approximately 50 people heard Halseth’s presentation at the Northwest Community College longhouse. Questions afterward centered around key issues such as training for the kind of skills required by companies either already in the region or about to move here. “Training that’s local and appropriate is the only want to go forward,” said Halseth. He noted that companies in the northeast now require at a minimum employees who have graduated from high school. “And they need workers who can also learn,” said Halseth. But he also warned that fitting training in with community circumstances and needs can be complicated, a factor he said emphasizes the need for early communication. Oil and gas producers in the Peace have combined to create an agency aimed at developing workers, said Halseth. “They’re not kidding when they talk about being prepared for the future,” he added.

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Couple helped out Dear Sir: Just recently my husband and I had the wonderful good fortune to meet our guardian angels in Smithers. We were driving from the Alaska ferry terminal at Prince Rupert to Prince George when we found an unexpected and unpleas-

ant aspect to our new car – it can lock itself. It did that with our money, cell phones and keys inside. Dennis and his wife, who are from Terrace, drove my husband to the Ford dealership in Smithers to get a new key made. That involved two

round trips. They also paid for the key, since our money was still locked inside the car. We were able to repay them for the key, but we can never repay their kindness and caring. This was definitely a pay-it-forward circumstance, and we want them to know we

will carry their kindness forward at every opportunity. Thank you, Dennis, and a thanks to your great wife. These Alaskans have a warm spot in our hearts for British Columbians thanks to these two residents of Terrace. Gail West, Anchorage, Alaska

Oil plan gets complicated Dear Sir: There is a critical assumption regarding the Enbridge pipeline debate that I have yet to hear be mentioned, let alone discussed by anyone. The assumption is that should the Harper

government give the green light to the project, that the Americans will allow Canada to ship oil to a geopolitical adversary. Obama’s recent announcement of a strategic pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region as well as heightened

trade tensions with China should give proponents of the project cause to reflect on their geopolitical assumptions. As an added thought, should tensions continue to rise in the Middle East to the point where

either Israel and or the United States actually launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, all talk about shipping Canadian oil and gas to Asia will cease. Brent Bush, Kelowna, BC

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The Northern Gateway Project is generating healthy debate. British Columbians are asking many important questions like, is this pipeline worth it for BC and its northern communities? The benefits that the Northern Gateway Project will bring to British Columbia are significant. It will create jobs, generate new tax revenue for BC, and strengthen the province’s economy.

New jobs will be created... Many people will be employed to build this project. Here in BC, over 3,000 high-paying construction jobs will be created during the building phase. And over 500 new long-term jobs will open up when it’s completed–jobs to monitor and maintain the pipeline, jobs at the Kitimat Marine Terminal, and indirect jobs in areas such as food and hospitality, accommodations, and transportation. And all right here in BC.

Over $800 million will be spent on local goods and services... During construction, hundreds of millions will be spent in Northern BC on equipment rentals, worker accommodations, trucking and fuel, just to name a few. Businesses will grow and new jobs will bring a steady source of family income, as well as opportunities for young people right out of school. All of this will have a positive impact on local businesses and community stability.

Local communities will have a brighter future... On top of new jobs being created, the project will generate $40 million per year in new tax revenue for BC–that’s $1.2 billion over a period of 30 years. This will make a difference to local communities who can use it to build facilities and strengthen public services.

Enbridge will also provide an additional $100 million to support communities near the pipeline in BC and Alberta. We are also committed to partnerships with Aboriginal communities–funding will be provided for community investment, scholarships and education programs, and Aboriginal business opportunities will be created.

People will learn specialized work skills... Individuals from towns near the pipeline will be given the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work in the energy industry. Enbridge has created the Gateway Education and Training Fund, a $1.5 million commitment that will support training initiatives that focus on pipeline construction skills. The knowledge and experience acquired during the construction phase will serve them well as the demand for skilled workers in the energy sector here in British Columbia, Canada and around the world continues to increase.

New global markets will open opportunities for new growth... As it stands, Canada relies on just one customer for its oil exports. The Northern Gateway Project will provide access to the growing economies and the huge markets of the Pacific Rim eager for our energy, which will increase Canada’s Gross Domestic Product by at least $270 billion over 30 years. So not only will the residents of British Columbia see an increase in tax revenue, employment and long-term job opportunities, they will see the economy strengthened in both their province and country as a new gateway to more trade partners opens up.

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Police and community team up against drugs “The members would be having a chat [with the residents] after talking with the neighbours,” said Dame. “The support of the public on this makes all the difference because if they’re calling us, then we get information to at least address the problem one way or another,” said Dame. Indicators of a problem residence include vehicles arriving and leaving with their lights off, unkempt, disoriented or paranoid-acting visitors and increased crime in the neighbourhood. Seeing only one of these indicators doesn’t mean a residence is a drug house – there needs to be several. “None by themselves, but if you take a look at that list and ‘wow, all of that stuff is going on’, yeah you should be calling us to let us know,” said Dame. Police surveillance leading to the identification of visitors would then give officers a picture of what’s going on. “Your house is yours, your neighbourhood is yours, your community is yours. Make sure you own it,” said Dame. “We really want people to be proud of their neighbourhoods.” Certain activities are common at many drug/ flop houses and together, create suspicion that warrants further investigation. The indicators people can look out for include: • Vehicles stopping for short stays of 15 minutes or less, just long enough for someone to go in and make a drug buy. • A large number of visitors over short periods of time. • Cars left running with someone in the car while another runs inside. • At night, cars arrive and leave with lights off. • The house has different characteristics when traffic picks up, such as a new light is turned on – some kind of signal that drugs are available. • Vehicles speeding to and from house. • Loud voices and shouting that may include comments about drugs. • People parking

away from the house and walking in. • Unkempt, disoriented or paranoid-acting visitors. • Accumulations of trash or junk.

• Deterioration / neglect of the house, yard and surrounding property. • Occupants have diminished hygiene. • Occupants never

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neighbors. • Increased crime in the neighborhood, especially crimes of opportunity like vehicle thefts, thefts from vehicles, criminal mischief

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■ Walkout TAMILA DACOSTA, Connie Kirby and Sherry Harris walk the picket line Sept. 18 for the Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) Union one-day strike outside the ICBC building on Keith Ave.

Dump deal not done yet THOSE OPPOSED to the Kitimat-Stikine regional district’s planned new dump at Forceman Ridge just off Hwy37 South between Terrace and Kitimat shouldn’t assume it is a foregone conclusion, says one regional district director. Doug McLeod, who represents the area in which the nearly $6 million facility would be located, says there’s still time for those who oppose the location to speak out. That’s because the plan, which would involve the closure of the City of Terrace dump and converting the Thornhill one to a transfer station and recycling centre, hasn’t been completely endorsed by the regional district board, he said. Speaking the day after the federal government said it would put nearly $5 million into Forceman Ridge and a new facility for the Hazeltons, McLeod also said opposition isn’t just a matter of people living in the area not wanting the new dump in close proximity. Pointing to petitions opposing the Forceman Ridge location, McLeod said those who signed come from across the region. “Look at the addresses,” said McLeod of one 593-signature petition, given to the regional district in December 2011. Just over half of those who signed – 314 – came from Kitimat, one was from Kitamaat Vil-

lage, 225 from Terrace, one from Gitanmaax, one from Kitsumkalum, 46 from Lakelse Lake, four from Prince Rupert

and one from Smithers. Another petition, this one containing 220 signatures from Prince Rupert, was from “Lakelse

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HIV is a real concern within our communities. You can contract HIV primarily through unprotected sex and by sharing needles. HIV can live in your body for years without you knowing and all the while you can be passing it to others. At least 25 per cent of people who are HIV+ do not know and these 25 per cent are estimated to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections. Northern Health, in collaboration with its community partners, is working with the Province of BC to prevent the spread of HIV by expanding HIV testing, treatment, and support services to British Columbians.

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This fund supports training initiatives based in the pipeline, construction, and energy sectors. It is not training for the sake of training; it is totally focused on employment outcomes. And along Northern Gateway right-ofway communities, Enbridge is already connecting industry and community to help create Aboriginal career opportunities. Catherine Pennington, Northern Gateway’s Supervisor of Community Education, Training, and Skills Development, reports that we’re already co-funding training programs for surveyors and ironworkers. We’re purchasing seats in existing Aboriginal trades programs, and partnering with provincial and federal bodies to help develop skilled tradespeople in the areas

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New record for airport passengers THE NORTHWEST Regional Airport broke the 13,000 passenger mark for the first time in August and it did so in handy fashion. Statistics for that month indicated there were 13,808 passenger movements, enough to push the year to date figure to 91,038. “We’re up 18 per cent on the calendar year and 16 per cent on the fiscal year,� said airport manager Carman Hendry of the August numbers. And with four months left in 2012, the airport’s annual total will clearly set a record, exceeding 2007 as the current best-ever year with 122,070 passenger movements. Despite the growth, Hendry says there’s no stress on airport amenities or facilities. “We’re built to handle 140 passengers per hour and we can do that,� he said. Airport use hit that hourly mark during the BC Winter Games in 2010 and there were no overt problems, Hendry added. But the facility is going to make changes to its original washrooms making it easier to get into and out of the area when carrying baggage. “It can get very tight in there and what we’re

going to do is modify the area so it’s a bit more comfortable,� said Hendry. One project planned this year but now delayed until next year is adding parking spots for aircraft when taking on or discharging passengers. A first request for money to the federal Western Economic Diversification program was turned down and the airport has now applied to another federal program, the Canada Infrastructure Fund. “Even if we do get money for it this year it has to take place next year because we’ve lost our paving window,� said Hendry. What the airport is doing now is clearing more land for long term parking tenants. The growth in travel has created a demand for such space and the airport is responding, said Hendry. As for the airlines themselves, Air Canada Express is taking away its late night arrival/ early morning departure flight for the fall and winter months. But it is keeping three flights to and from Vancouver a day on Saturdays. There have been no changes announced yet for Hawkair.

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Suwilaawks moves and grooves S U W I L A AW K S COMMUNITY School students dance and sing along to the music to start their days this school year. Gathering in the gym, the students do motions along to music, including fast moving favourites like the Twist, YMCA and the Chicken Dance. And leading the movements on the gym stage are principal Pamela Kawinsky and vice-principal Roberta Clarke. The idea is to get students moving and the early morning exercises have kept students from being late for school, says Kawinsky. And getting together in the morning has given students the chance to share their talents, such as playing piano or singing and playing guitar for their school mates, she says.

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SUWILAAWKS STUDENTS move their bodies to the music for their morning exercises in the gym Sept. 20. Songs include The Twist, YMCA and their favourite, the Chicken Dance. Principal Pam Kawinsky and vice-principal Roberta Clarke led the children by doing the motions on stage.

Around Town Students to experience opera LOCAL YOUNG people will get to experience opera for the first time here soon. The Vancouver Opera in Schools program, which travels around the province to spread the enjoyment of opera, has been invited to perform in the school district next month. “It’s going to be really exciting,” says Coast Mountains school district superintendent Nancy Wells. “We haven’t had it in the schools. We believe in the arts and like to promote it to kids.” Details are still to be finalized but the performers will put on the opera Naomi’s Road, based on a novel by the same name about a nine-year-old Japanese Canadian girl’s experiences being sent to an internment camp with her parents during the Second World War. Despite the subject matter, it’s filled with emotion, humour and celebrates hope, cultural understanding and compassion. The 45-minute production boasts full set and costumes, and afterward, there’s a question and answer period, said Wells. Students will get a study guide and listening CD, she added. Vancouver Opera in Schools also travels to Stewart, Kitimat and Hazelton to perform.

Pennies = food KSAN SOCIETY’S penny drive started out with so many coins that more than one trip had to be made to bring them all in. Danny Sheridan’s initial donation was too heavy to be carried in one load, said Marianne Weston, community connector for Ksan Society. Sheridan’s idea to capitalize on the Canadian penny going out of production inspired the society to ask people to donate pennies lurking about homes and offices to help with buying food at Transition House, said Weston. After a laborious and lengthy collection, rolling and counting bee, the tally reached $1,146.83 by Sept. 18, she added. People donated other coins too. Collected and rolled were 50,500 pennies, 27,000 dimes, 2,160 nickels and 920 quarters, said Weston. The money goes directly to the food budget for women fleeing abuse at the Ksan Transition House – the busiest one in the province, she said. “Last year, 585 distinct individuals stayed here. We feed 16 women and children every day – most nights we have to limit portions,” says executive director Carol Sabo. “We are only funded for 10 individuals on any given day and the food budget is one that can only be stretched so far. We are very grateful for all that coin.” Ksan’s penny drive continues.

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■ On your mark.... FORTY-ONE PEOPLE walked or ran in the Terry Fox Run Sept. 16. More than $700 was raised. Organizer Kim MacDougall, second from the left, checks out the time with the group that went on the one kilometre route. Others tackled the 5 and 10 kilometre routes. One year MacDougall sold so many t-shirts, she even also sold the one off her back.


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hen my mom was in primary school, she routinely came home from school with stories of terror. Her teacher threw chalk and blackboard brushes with bruising, welt-raising accuracy at her students. She cracked yardsticks across desks just inches from tender arms. She beat palms with a wooden ruler until skin raged red and swollen—and as to what infractions would bring punishment? Well, that was left a frightening guessing game. She refused to let children leave to use the washroom until recess or lunch. Some kids peed their pants, then faced the horror and degrading shame of having to sit in those wet, smelly clothes the rest of the day. As an adult sharing memories of what she’d faced in the classroom, my mom was still horrified, baffled. Why would anyone who hated children so much choose to work in a classroom? Why on earth did the school keep her on? While physical abuse from teachers is, thankfully, a thing of the past, verbal and emotional abuse is still alive and well in some classrooms. Recently I learned of a child in a local elementary school whose teacher yelled at him, in front of the whole class, “That’s it! I give up. I can’t teach you anything. You can’t learn anything. You’ll never be anything!” My own son’s view of himself as an academic, as a “book learner,” was deeply affected by a bullying, belittling teacher. Fortunately, later, he had the kind of teacher that inspirational movies are developed around—and while it was already too late to convince him he loved school, she did love him and that made a huge difference to his life.

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School Daze Most teachers are like her—wonderful, overworked, perhaps, but genuinely interested in teaching and learning and working with students. Most of them are kind. And good teachers know who the terrible ones are (and are frustrated by them), and, I suspect, they know when they themselves screw up. I hope they also know when they succeed. I wish there was some fair (and confidential!) support system for teachers, where they could go and say, “I yell at my students all the time. I use criticism and shaming as discipline. I need to learn better, more effective classroom management,” and actually be helped. Perhaps forming support groups, similar to book clubs or writing groups, where trusted friends who work in the same field come together to share frustrations, set goals, and add tools to their craft-of-teaching toolkit, would be helpful. And I wish kids knew—this is some-

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thing we can help with as parents and friends—that getting in trouble for misbehaving is one thing (and parents should have an expectation of proper, respectful behaviour from their child in the classroom; knowing how to behave appropriately in various settings and situations is a skill they’ll need throughout life), but being mistreated is another. It is never justified, never deserved. Sometimes the biggest lesson learned over a year won’t be mastering times tables or figuring out how to write persuasive paragraphs, it will be “how to get along with a difficult personality”— and it’s a lesson our kids may need our help with, at least initially. Over the years, I’ve praised the power of positive teachers many times— how they open up possibilities in your mind about who you are and what you can become, how they can introduce you to the things that may end up being your passions, how they fuel dreams. I guess I wanted to speak about the power of negative teachers—their ability to crush hopes, inject insecurities and create insidious, false notions that higher learning is somehow not for all students. But as much power as teachers have, the home has more. If children in our lives have amazing teachers this year, or even just “okay” ones, we should celebrate and encourage them to make the best of their fine situation: learning is the responsibility of the student. If our child has the misfortune of a not-so-inspired teacher, or worse, we can acknowledge what they’re going through and help them make the best of that hard situation, too. They’ll still learn a lot if they put their minds to it— and time will fly. One month’s already down. Only nine to go!

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at 7:00p.m. Where: Christy Park Clubhouse All welcome. Bring comments and concerns. Volunteers urgently required. Terrace Public Library invites the community to…

Local History A Living Narrative

an Open House on Saturday, October 6 from 10:30-2:00pm Please join us at the library to celebrate local history. View artifacts, photographs, and documents and browse books and photo albums from our local history collection. Local History Librarian, Owen Hewitt, will be on hand to provide information about the items on display as well as to answer any questions you may have. 4610 Park Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1V6 www.terracelibrary.ca library@terracelibrary.ca

Fax your event to make the Scene at 250-638-8432. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clubs & pubs THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed. and Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karen and Mark provide musical entertainment every Fri. and Sat. night 8:30 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. LEGION BRANCH 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon. GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Karaoke Sun.. Live weekend entertainment. Sept. 28, 29 Toy Run, AWOL; Oct. 5, 6 Triple Bypass; Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20 Accelerators; Oct. 26, 27 Playback. Tickets on sale before and at the door. Shuttle service if you need a ride. MT. LAYTON LOUNGE: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard.

Art

■ LOCAL ARTISTS CHELSEA Barg and Aaron Geeraert show a selection of paintings at Don Diego’s in September. ■ THE TERRACE ART Gallery has two shows: “Picture This” showcases the painting styles of Craig Simpson and Rose-Marie Fleming, and “Sequences

and Montages,” photo artwork by Andre Klingner, until Sept. 29. Free admission. Donations accepted. ■ THE CENTRE ART show opens at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at 102–4450 Greig Ave. Watercolours, acrylics, pottery, mixed media. Refreshments served. Artwork on sale. Free.

Film

■ MT. REMO BACKCOUNTRY Society presents the 12th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. See 11 great films from around the world. Tickets on sale at Misty River Books and at the door.

Fundraisers

■ TDCSS HOMELESS OUTREACH Gala to raise money for the outreach centre where people can get a hot meal, conversation and connect with services is at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the arena banquet room. Dinner, dance, music, silent auction, 50/50 draw. Tickets on sale at TDCSS office. For more details, call 635-3178.

Music

■ TERRACE CONCERT SOCIETY presents The Sojourners at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Drawing on influences from gospel, soul, blues, rhythm and blues, and country, the group throws them in their own melting pot, emerging with a unique sound. Tickets at George Little House.

Market & More ■ THE SKEENA VALLEY Farmers Market sells from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. until October at Market St. Local vendors sell their wares and local musicians perform on the band shell stage.

Etc.

■ OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATES AT the Thornhill Community Centre Oct. 13. Doors open 6 p.m. Music and dancing until 1 a.m. Music by King Crow and the Ladies from Hell. Authentic Bavarian cuisine on sale during the evening. Door prize. No host bar. Shuttle service home provided by Terrace Boy Scouts. Tickets on sale at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel, any Skeena Valley Rotary Club member or at the office of Dr. Candice Griffith. Advance ticket sales only. No minors. Hosted by Skeena Valley Rotary Club.

Saturday, October 13th Thornhill Community Centre Doors @ 6:00 p.m. 7LFNHWVHDFKy1RPLQRUV Music & Dancing until 1:00 a.m. Authentic Bavarian cuisine for sale throughout evening.

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Predeceased by her parents - Nellie Ziola and Emil Fidelack, Husband Emil Froese, Sisters - Martha Basler, Pauline Ziola, Elsie Mutschke, Alma Fidelack, Violet Fidelack and Brother Oscar Fidelack. She is survived by sisters - Emma Schultz, Millie Fidelack and Mabel Johnson and daughter, Colleen (Wayne Brown) Mary was born at home on a farm in the small town of Margo, Saskatchewan. She was the sixth child in a family of 10 children and became the eldest of her remaining siblings at the time of her death. Everyone worked hard on the farm to survive and when she was able she followed her older sister, Alma, to the big city of Toronto. She returned when her father died at an early age and later followed another sister, Elsie Mutschke to Terrace, BC. She was told there was a young, single man down the road who might be looking for a wife. Later the same year on December 24, 1951, she married Emil Froese. Their only daughter, Colleen was born a couple of years later. Both Mary and Emil worked hard to provide for their family and they were devoted members of Christ Lutheran Church in Terrace. When Emil retired from logging in 1974 they lived on a farm in New Remo for 16 years before moving back to Terrace for the last 16 years. Gardening was her passion. Mary was an active, vibrant, generous woman who welcomed everyone to her home and enjoyed serving others much more than being the focus of attention. Special thanks to Dr. DeBruin, who made regular home visits and took extra special care of Mary. The caring, kindness and understanding will never be forgotten. A funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Terrace on September 22, 2012. In Lieu of owers, donations can be made to Christ Lutheran Church.

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D&J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd. in Grande Prairie, AB. is looking for BUNCHER, SKIDDER, FORWARDER and PROCESSOR Operators If you are looking for full time work, please submit your resume to hr@isley.ca or fax 780532-1250

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Grow Zone 10:30 a.m.

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Ph: 250.638.1336 Email: zionbpch@telus.net

Love. Learn. Live. Lead for Jesus!

Terrace Christian Reformed Church 3602 Sparks St. Terrace

635-7278

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4923 Agar Avenue Terrace BC V8G 1H8 Phone: 250.635.7727 cmaterrace@telus.net

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Worship God. Mirror Christ. Embrace All

Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 am

Terrace Lutheran Mission Church

Each Sunday Morning Worship and Kids Program .....10:30 a.m. Evening Service .........6:30 p.m.

in Terrace

Zion Baptist Church phone 635-2434 fax Celebration 635-5212 Sunday a.m. 3511 Eby Street 10:00 V8G 2Y9 Grow Zone www.tpalife.org 10:30 a.m.

CONGREGATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH CANADA

Our location is 5010 Agar Avenue, 250-631-7825 Services on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Clint Magnus – 250-632-6962 Please join us as we celebrate God’s grace through his Word.

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Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 Each Sunday 1- 250-635-5446 Morning Worship and Kids

Majors Rosa and David Program Moulton #1 a.m. .....10:30 Terrace Thrift Store #2 Evening Service .........6:30 p.m. Emergency Food Bank #3 Kitimat Thrift Store 1-250-632-5225 phone 635-2434 fax 635-5212

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You are a self-starter with good communication skills. Computer knowledge, knowledge of networking, familiar with a variety of operating systems required. A+ Certification will be an asset, or successful candidate will be required to attain after hiring. You should be highly motivated and a quick learner. Must have a valid drivers license. Please apply in person with resume: Attention Manager. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

4710 Keith Ave., Terrace

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NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS To join Flatiron at our Edmonton & Fort McMurray locations.

• Labourers • Apprentice & Journeyman Carpenters • Bridge Carpenters • Concrete Finishers • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Equipment Operators • Crane Operators • Grading Foremen • Surveyors • Quality Control Techs • Safety Personnel • Civil Engineers • Superintendents Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors. We have landmark projects across Canada and we have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice. Fort McMurray opportunities offer a project speciďŹ c rotational schedule and project provided ights. Our Edmonton projects will be offering competitive compensation on a 4-year project. Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada.

Please apply by sending your resume to kmartella @atironcorp.com or fax: (1)604-244-7340. Please indicate in your email which location you are applying to. www.atironcorp.com

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Flooring Sales Manager The Houston Division of Bulkley Valley Home Centre requires a sales person/ manager for its flooring department. This person will have retail experience that includes measuring, estimating, ordering and selling laminate, hardwood, vinyl, carpet and ceramic. This person will have had experience working with installers.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking FULL time truck driver position needed immediately. 1 year veriďŹ able driving experience. Commercial licence for BTrain. Terrace, BC Call 425259-5115 Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm ask for Ed or John

The ability to provide excellent customer service to homeowners and contractors and assist the store manager with marketing initiatives for the flooring department are key priorities. The position also requires a general knowledge of building materials and the ability to work in a computerized environment.

Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for Auxiliary /

Houston is located in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, 50 km east of Smithers. There are outstanding opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation activities. Assistance with relocation will be considered for the right person.

Positions available in Burns Lake, Grassy Plains, Bob Quinn Lake, Tatogga, Telegraph Creek and Jade City. Min. of Class 3 BC Drivers Licence with air endorsement or recognized equivalent required. Wages and allowances per collective agreement.

Compensation includes salary, incentive plan and benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to amanda@bvhome.ca or fax to 1-250-845-7608.

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Our location is 5010 Agar Avenue, 250-631-7825 Services on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Clint Magnus – 250-632-6962 Please join us as we celebrate God’s grace through his Word.

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Graymont’s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team.  A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture. Additional skills required: t&MFDUSJDJBOXJUIJOEVTUSJBMFYQFSJFODFSFRVJSFEUPXPSLBUUIF(SBZNPOU1BWJMJPO Lime Plant. t.VTUCFDPNFFOHBHFEJODPOUJOVPVTJNQSPWFNFOUBOEXJMMJOHUPXPSLJOBUFBN environment. t3FHVMBSTIJGUTXJMMCFISTEBZGSPN.POEBZUP'SJEBZoTUFBEZEBZTIJGU t.VTUCFXJMMJOHUPXPSLPWFSUJNFXIFOSFRVJSFE t8BHFTBOECFOFÜUTBTQFSUIFDPMMFDUJWFBHSFFNFOU t-PDBUFEJO1BWJMJPO#$TJUVBUFECFUXFFO$BDIF$SFFLBOE-JMMPPFU #$ Qualified applicants please submit your resume to:  jking@graymont.com or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0


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Busy Import Dealership In Beautiful Terrace BC Immediate Opening for

Parts and Service Counterperson The ideal candidate will have:  Have Excellent Computer skills  Have Excellent Communication Skills  Time Management skills  Vehicle knowledge  Be able to work in a fast paced environment In  In-House Training, Competitive Wages and BeneďŹ ts Apply to: Mark DeJong, General Manager mark@thornhillmotors.com Fax 250-635-3075

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. LOOKING FOR both F/T and P/T server.Pls send your resume to Shan Yan Restaurant at 4606 Greig Ave Terrace. No Phone calls pls MERCHANDISER needed to service Wal-Mart and Sport Check stores. Please call Edith at 604-341-4506 or email edithr56@shaw.ca for further information.

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working with adults, children and youth

#100-4634 Park Ave., Terrace, B.C.

Customer Service Advisor

Employment

Please supply resume with references to Jonathan Doane or Troy Sallenback in person.

REQUIRES

Must be willing to work Saturdays. Apply in person with resume to

Employment

The individual should be higly motivated, exceptional customer handling skills, Âżt in with our Quicklane team concept and having some automotive experience or knowledge would be an asset.

TERRACE TOTEM FORD SALES. LTD. 4631 Keith Avenue, Terrace 250 635 4984

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RECEPTIONIST

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4912 Hwy. 16 West, Terrace, B.C. No phone calls please.

CITY OF TERRACE

VACANCY RECREATION ATTENDANT II (Regular Full-Time) The City of Terrace is currently looking for a skilled candidate to ďŹ ll the position of Recreation Attendant II with the Leisure Services Department. This is a regular, full-time Union position (CUPE Local 2012) with a 40-hour work week. Please visit the City of Terrace website at www. terrace.ca under Employment Opportunities for a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this vacancy. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012. Briana Pellegrino, Human Resources Advisor

TERRACE

Help Wanted

The First Nations Training & Development Centre is looking for an Instructor(s) to teach Math 020, 030, 041, 050 and 060(Grades 8-12) and Science 040, Biology 050 and Biology 060 (Grades 10-12). Instructors must have documented teaching experience as well as knowledge and experience working with First Nations people. Please submit copies of degrees, diplomas and your resume by 4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2012. Please send resumes to: Brenda L. Leighton Director of Education First Nations Training & Development Centre PO Box 402 Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3R2 Fax: 250.624.2813 Email: brendlei@citytel.net

KITSELAS BAND ADMINISTRATION Full Time

BAND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT WORKER SCOPE: Reporting to the Band Manager, the Band Social Development Worker is responsible for the management of the Kitselas Social Assistance Program. Due to the sensitivity, confidentiality and demanding nature of the program, this position requires the Band Social Development Worker to be understanding and compassionate, while displaying a balance of firmness, fairness and patience. DUTIES: 1. Is responsible to administer and implement the Social Assistance Programs as outlined in Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s (AANDC) Policy Directives and is funded by AANDC and Health Canada. Therefore, working knowledge of these programs is an asset. 2. Meets with Band Council on an annual basis to present an annual Work Plan and an annual Budget/ Cash Flow for the Social Assistance Program for Council adoption and ratification. 3. Provides Project Briefs, Work Plans and Budget/Budget Cash Flows for new programs and projects for Council adoption and ratification. 4. Submits a monthly Financial Report to the Director of Administration and Band Council along with a Case Load Report for each of the Social Assistance Programs. 5. Work with the Ministry for Children and Family Services as required. 6. Ensures that departmental budgets are on target and that all funding reimbursement claims are in accordance to plan. 7. Provide referral for clients that may require counselling. Consultations are carried out in the office and in the client’s homes. 8. Be prepared to work evenings and possible weekends when required. 9. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Administration. QUALIFICATIONS 1. Education in Social Work. Masters or Bachelor Degree preferred. 2. 3-5 years work experience in the social work field. 3. Experience working in a First Nations organization an asset. 4. Complete a successful Criminal Record Check 5. Valid Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle. Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until October 12, 2012 4:00pm PST. Please submit application to the attention of Sharon D. Nabess, 2225 Gitaus Rd. Terrace, BC V8G 0A9, or Email sdnabess@kitselas.com


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Labourers

Retail

MOUNT LAYTON HOTSPRINGS P.O. 935417

SEEKING CONTRACT LABOUR CREW FOR GRAPPLE YARDERS FRASER VALLEY and VANCOUVER ISLAND

HELP WANTED Housekeeping, Lounge Server, Front Desk Clerk, Kitchen Cook. Serving it right and food safe is required for lounge & kitchen. Please apply within or fax your resume to: 250-798-2478. Full and part-time positions.

Please reply to: P. O. Box 155 C/O BC Classifieds #102-5460 152nd St. Surrey BC V3S 5J9

COOKS AKMA Holdings Inc. dba Best Western Terrace Inn (Terrace, BC) is hiring of Cooks ($12.00/hr, 40 hrs/ week + benefits.) Apply by Fax: (604) 678-9023.

Part Time, Opportunity for Full Time! $10.25/Hour

Please Phone: 250-845-7333 or email resume to: embersons01@gmail.com

Terrace, BC

The ideal candidates will possess: • •

Retail/Cashier exp. Ability to manage a high volume of freight Exceptional customer service skills Outstanding visual merchandising skills Send your cover letter/ resume to: lwi177@lwstores.com Fax 250-615-0449 *Quote position & location in subject line

Help Wanted

Journeyman Certified Plumber and Gas Fitter

Liquidation World Inc. is Canada’s Largest Closeout Retailer!

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. can be done from home. No experience needed. www.hwc-bc.com

Help Wanted

Retail Merchandisers & Cashiers

Income Opportunity

Trades, Technical HELP WANTED

Initial volumes to cover 4 to 6 months; longer terms available. Ideal opportunity for experienced loggers with a track record of production efficiencies i.e. production per day, on-grade output. Competitive rate package plus bonus offered.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

CLASSIFIEDS Employment

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Emberson Plumbing & Heating Butler Ave. Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Certified Utility Arborists and 2nd yr Apprentice Utility Arborists wanted immediately for clearing in and around energized lines in lower mainland & interior regions. Competitive wage & benefit package. Call Matt for details 250-308-6033.

OFA Level 3 Attendants needed on a permenant full time basis, in the Terrace,Kitimat and Prince Rupert Area Send resume and certifications Attention: DL Martin cso@frfirstaid.com Benefit package available. POWER tool mechanic FT position in the Okanagan valley. Mechanical aptitude necessary. Apply with resume and cover letter to frank@acmotorelectric.com.

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Moving & Storage

PROJECT ASSISTANTS Valard Construction LP Canada’s premier Powerline construction company is seeking Project Assistants for the NTL project in the Terrace area. The Project Assistants will work closely with the project managers providing support in the area of financial control, accounts payable/accounts receivable, cost tracking and analysis, scheduling of flights and accommodation as required for project personnel. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced work environment, be highly organized and able to work independently. Be willing to reside in a camp environment as required. Preferred candidates will hold a post-secondary degree or diploma; related experience and above average skills in MS Word, Excel, Primavera or Explorer would be a definite asset. We offer a complete benefits package, competitive wages, and a company supported RRSP program.

SEAPORT LIMOUSINE LTD. EXPRESS SERVICE Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service. P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622

The quality shows in every move we make!

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service! www.bandstra.com

Education/Tutoring

Education/Tutoring

AT NWCC – Terrace Campus Looking for Work? Learn skills needed for entry-level of¿ce employment.

ESSENTIAL OFFICE SKILLS This intensive 10-week program focuses on customer service, communication, business writing, managing time, of¿ce environment, computer skills and accounting.

Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journeyperson $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780846-2241 or send resume to blaine@autotanks.ca production@autotanks.ca Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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Heavy Duty Machinery

PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit plan. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and a drivers abstract are required. For more information and to apply on these opportunities and additional postings visit our employment webpage at:http://troyer.ca/ employment-opportunities SOUTH ROCK is hiring for: Paving Personnel (raker, screed, general labourers); Heavy Equipment Operators. Send resume to: careers@southrock.ca or 403-568-1327.

Services

Health Products OPEN HOUSE. Join this week for only $9.95 a week. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1800-854-5176.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com MONEYPROVIDER.COM $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Tuition and supports are available for eligible participants. You may be eligible for funding if you are not working and have not been on Employment Insurance for three years (or ¿ve for maternity/parental EI). Applicants will also have a personal interview to determine their suitability for this course.

Call today to get on your path to employment!

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Misc. Wanted

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772. Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

Pets & Livestock

Pets MOVING must give away to good home 8yr old spayed female Miniature Schnauzer. (250)638-1984

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil

FACTORY DIRECT SCREENED TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY CRUSH LANDSCAPING ROCK DRAIN ROCK & BEDDING SAND BLOCKS AND CONCRETE Phone: 250-635-3936 or 250-638-8477 Fax: 250-635-4171 3751 Old Lakelse Lake Drive, Terrace, BC, V8G 5P4

Misc. for Sale

HAY FOR SALE

725 lb. Round Bales

Upcoming Dates:

Excellent Cattle or Horse Feed No Alfalfa Dry and Under Cover

Nov. 5, 2012 – Jan. 25, 2013 Feb. 4, 2013 – Apr. 26, 2013

Call Kieth 615-0125

Carrie Hobenshield clhobenshield@nwcc.bc.ca 250.635-.6511 ext. 5267

wtcs.nwcc.bc.ca | 1.877.277.2288 ext. 5237

Misc. for Sale

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Legal Services

YARD SALE AT 4039 Kalum Rd Rosswood across from the Peeing Tree Farm on Fri. Sept 28, 5-9 and Sat. Sept 29 10-4. Selling power tools, tack, collectibles, furniture and many misc items. This yard sale more like a flea market.

Misc. for Sale

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS. Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

SKEENA CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD. 3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education/Tutoring

Services

Employment

Financial Services

Please forward resume and a cover letter indicating competition # VCLP#11-0002 to: Fax: 780-577-4830 Email: resumesab@valard.com Closing Date: September 30th 2012

Education/Tutoring

Moving & Storage

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Terrace Standard

$50.00 each picked up or $65.00 each delivered

Tools SNOW Thrower Craftsman 24” 6 HP model C459-52854 & owner’s manual $20. Bought used, still works, needs mechanically-inclined operator. 250-638-1245

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 2 yr old House on 2 acres, very private, 2100sqft. 3bdrms, 2 baths, custom kitchen, backs onto crown land in Jack Pine Flat. A side by side duplex, 16 yrs old, 1/2 acres, 1800sqft per side, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 carports, upper Thornhill. 66x130 lot/ Evergreen fence, 2bdrms, 1bath, Trailer wood frame envelope, new windows, patio door, new siding, 2 large sheds, back to crown land, upper Thornhill. Wiring upgrade in 2011. 5 3/4 acres of land, natural spring in SingleHurst next to Kleanza. Phone: (250)635-3756 or email: cristinamaia@live.ca Offering a good choice of properties in Terrace area, with a possibility of financing

Lots R2 LOT available in Horseshoe area near all amenities. Last building lot available on street. 250-631-9333.

Mobile Homes & Parks 2009 Modular home, 3bdrm 2 full baths, 5 appl., 8x40 patio, fenced yard, sm storage shed, located in trailer park in town, minutes to all your shopping needs. $94,900. Call to view: (250)631-7072 TRAILER FOR SALE New hot water tank & fridge, 1 yr old., 5 blocks from store, gas heated, pad rent, $250, Asking $7,500. (250)638-8147


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ICE!

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5187 Gossen

4913 Davis

$212,000

3 bedroom home on 2 acres Asking

$179,000

MLS

MLS

Lot 19 Squirrel Point 4604 Tuck

$118,000

Large Building lot

$49,000

MLS

MLS

MAKE AN OFFER NOW

Open Houses 2866 Squirrel Point

$182,500

OPEN HOUSE

4112 Anderson St, Terrace For Sale By Owner Lovely 2400 sq ft rancher on the Bench. Lots of updates. Come have a peek

Saturday, Oct. 6

MLS

3573 Larch Ave

Duplex investment with the updates all done for you. Asking

$342,000

MLS

CALL DAVE TODAY TO BOOK YOUR VIEWING Terrace Office 250-638-1400

DAVE MATERI 250-615-7225

from 2-5pm 250-638-1439 for more info

$299,000

$125,000 MLS

Large lot wood stove and Great piece of lease hold addition on quiet street. property on the best recreational lake in the region. Cozy cabin on 200 feet of beautiful Lakelse Lake frontage with large open grassy area for week end guests to park their RV’s.

4418 GREG

$134,900 MLS

Great starter or investment property. Close to town.

2706 MOLITOR

$139,000 MLS

Close to hospital, schools and parks.

3431 SPARKS

$249,900 MLS

Fabulous horseshoe location across the street from a K to 6 school easy walk to Sportsplex or downtown. Many upgrades including new kitchen cabinets, new flooring though out the top two floors. The 25 by 14 covered deck is perfect for enjoying the view of the mountains to the Southeast. Too many features to mention!

4706 SOUCIE

$219,900 MLS

One stop K to 12 location. Five bedroom house with much to offer. Fenced back yard, deck, large garage fruit trees. Don’t wait on this one.

3511 Gordon $339,900 MLS#:

393 Kalum Lake $234,500 MLS#:

Excellent condition through out this home with new kitchen, newer laminate and fresh paint. Very popular horseshoe location with fenced yard and fruit trees.

2421 KROYER

$309,900 MLS

Beautiful five bedroom home on partly treed acreage, five minute walk from Lakelse Lake. Home has many upgrades. Call today to view.

Rick McDaniel PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

250-638-1400 250-615-1558

rickmcdaniel@remax.net

COAST MOUNTAINS

Call Rick NOW for all your real estate needs!

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5 bedroom full basement home minutes from town. Oak kitchen cupboards. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer and built in dishwaher included. 20 x 30 detached shop with loft plus attached 16 x 29 workshop. Large 150 x 103 lot. High efficient furnace with central air conditioning.

2409 Kalum $234,500 MLS#:

$219,900 MLS

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4 bedroom family home in great neighborhood. Oak flooring in living room, dining room and master bedroom. Built in oak china cabinets, oak cabinets in kitchen, gas firepalce in living room, pedetal gas fireplace in family room. Fenced backyard, paved driveway, patio and attached double garage.

4737 SOUCIE

COAST MOUNTAINS Terrace, B.C - A Place to Call Home

Real Estate

WESTSIDE

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Perfect mortgage helper, 3 bedroom home up with 3 bedroom basement suite below. Located on the Southside of town, on large 78 x 257 lot with 24 x 26 shop.

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3 bedroom cabin on the lake Asking

$109,900 MLS

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Road access, building site prepped ASKING

3456 PARMENTER

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4 bedroom home in a great location. Many upgrades and NEW ROOF Owner says sell! Asking

BRAND NEW 2012 Modular home in Howe Creek Park in Terrace. 1 bedroom with study. Beautiful kitchen includes d/w, fridge & stove, high efficient furnace, 2 months free pad rent to start! $62,500 + HST, Great warranty included. Call to view 250635-6224

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FOR SALE

RICK GETS RESULTS!

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200-4665 LAZELLE AVE. (ABOVE PIZZA HUT)

250-635-9184

www.terracerealestatecompany.com

! SOLD

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4715 GAIR AVE 5 bedroom rancher on a spacious fenced backyard

#2 - 4809 HALLIWELL AVE.

$185,900 MLS

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 storey 1/2 duplex with newer windows, flooring, paint, soffits and a large lot.

2807 KERR ST. 4 bedroom home with an enclosed sun room

3745 PINE AVE.

4909 WALSH AVE.

$148,000 MLS

- 1994 modular home - 2 bedrooms - 2 baths - vaulted ceilings - 80 x 200 lot - immacculate condition

$179,000 MLS

- 1043 sq. ft. bungalow - 3 bedrooms - fireplace - new kitchen - new roof - great Horseshoe location

3617 COTTONWOOD

GOLFISH RESORT

$259,900 MLS

$564,900 MLS

#62-3889 MULLER

4636 MARTEN DR.

- Updated, Spacious Rancher, 3 Bedroom, Large Ensuite

- 9 Hole Chip & Putt Golf Course, Serviced RV Campground, 4 Bedroom Home

4016 BENNER

$258,500 MLS

4 level split with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 living areas and a fenced yard with a double deck.

4733 HALLIWELL AVE.

4704 SCOTT AVE.

$314,900 MLS

$242,000 MLS

5 bedroom,3 bath, 2 storey home with double garage, RV parking and bench location.

STING! NEW LI

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath split level entry, single car garage w/landscaped & fenced back yard.

COMMUNITY DONATIONS: SALVATION ARMY on behalf of our client Sandy Farkvam, sale of Lot 2 Westside Drive

SHANNON MCALLISTER cell: 250-615-8993

shannon@ Owner/Managing Broker terracerealestatecompany.com

4829 SUNSET DR.

2064 WALNUT DR.

$249,500 MLS

$264,900 MLS

- 1220 sq. ft. with full basement - 4 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - fireplace - great views - workshop - rec room

- 1300 sq. ft. - basement - 3 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - open concept - fenced yard - great neighbourhood for families

$45,500 MLS

- Spacious, Updated 14 x70 Mobile wtih Addition

$234,900 MLS

- Well Maintained 4 Bedroom/ 2.5 Bath Home in Copper Estates

GA! KITWAN 4001 TEMPLE ST.

$779,000 MLS

- executive view home - over 4900 sq. ft. of living area - 4 bedrooms - 3 1/2 baths - and so much more

3323 EBY ST.

$279,000 MLS

- 1380 sq. ft. - full basement - lots of custom features - close to shopping

2714 EBY ST

$189,900 MLS

4 Bedroom/2 Bath Home w Suite, 1/2 acre lot in town

1415 MEEK RD

$359,900 MLS

Custom Built 5600 sq ft. Home on a Private 12 acres

JIM DUFFY

DARREN BEAULIEU

jimduffy@telus.net

darren@ terracerealestatecompany.com

cell: 250-615-6279

cell: 250-615-1350


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THE RIGHT AGENTS FOR TODAY’S MARKET

Commercial Properties for Lease OfďŹ ces, Warehouses, and Retail Spaces.

3455 Old Lakelse Lake Drive, Terrace B.C

SIX PLEX - STRATA MLS

t 6 - 3 bdrm units t always rented t paved parking, carports t great holding property

Cozy 3 bedroom rancher located on 0.884 acres in the 500 MLS Thornhill area. Call now to view! $154,500

Helping you ... move up, move on and move around

Reception, offices and 3000 Sq. Ft. of warehouse. Loading dock & 6 overhead doors

TERRACE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

HELENA SAMZADEH Sales Representative ph: 250-635-9184 cell: 250-975-1818 www.terracerealestatecompany.com Helena@terracerealestatecompany.com

ZONED INDUSTRIAL - $399,900 MLS t 4.76 acres t 3 bay shop & warehouse t double wide mobile included t high trafďŹ c

4635 Lakelse Ave – 2,900 sq ft Prime location store front in the Safeway Mall near TD Bank 101-4816 Hwy16W – 2,660 sq ft One of the most visible and desirable retail locations in Terrace 4 - 5002 Pohle Ave - 950 sq ft In town storage, warehouse or shop 5011 Keith Ave - 4100 sq ft

Hatha Callis: hatha@pvlgroup.com 250-635-7459 Darcy McKeown: darcy@pvlgroup.com 250-615-6835 www.pvlgroup.com

OPEN HOUSE

SAT., SEPTEMBER 29, 12-2 PM 4826 SOUCIE AVE.

Rentals

Duplex / 4 Plex

Apt/Condo for Rent

FOR RENT 2 bdrm 1.5 bathrooms, clean, well maintained condo f,s,w,d,dw NG ďŹ replace. Adult oriented, Quiet location. One block from Skeena Mall. Ideal for single or working couple. N/S, N/P. Recent refs and work ref reqd. Avail. Oct 1st. $850, utilities extra. Call 250-638-1427.

1 Bdrm Basement Suite with laundry, no pets, no parties, utilities included. $650/Month plus damage deposit. Phone 250-635-3074, Avail Oct 1st

MORTGAGE HELPER- $169,900 MLS - Excellent value and potential will be seen in the great size family home at the new price of $275,000. Lots of cedar features inside and out - vaulted ceiling, large family room off kitchen. Fully ďŹ nished up and down - new roof, painting and ooring - double attached garage, paved driveway. Wonderful family location within 1 block to jr. and sr. schools. A must to view to fully appreciate all of the additional features. Priced to sell

$275,000 MLS IMMACULATE - $235,000 MLS

t 3 level split w/ bsmt t 4 bdrms, 3 baths t family room off kitchen t gardener’s dream back yard

LAKELSE LAKE - $425,000 MLS t over 3 acres on the lake t 400 water frontage t cozy cabin, 2 bdrms t well & septic system

COAST MOUNTAINS

250-638-1400 or 250-615-7782 (cell)

LAURIE’S LISTINGS Sun Ridge Estates #1 -4022 Yeo St. Exclusive subdivision with spectacular view - Exceptional quality inside and out providing 2400 sq. ft. fully ďŹ nished up and down - ground level entry at back and open to ground level at the front provides lots of view and natural light - end unit with privacy and 2 two secluded decks. A must to view. Priced to sell at

$379,000

COAST MOUNTAINS

250.638.1400 john evans Cell:250.638.7001 johnevans@remax.net

sheila love Cell:250.638.6911 sheilalove@remax.net

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Other Areas

BUY LAND In Belize. English Commonwealth country in Central America. Large land tracts, seafront properties, Caribbean lots, all types available. For information call Patrick Snyder, 778-403-1365.

5133 Woodland Park Dr. - Country living within 5 minutes of Terrace - this well located 6.7 acres provides a large two storey farm house with covered veranda and deck - a second 200 amp service great for shop etc. The privacy and convenience will be appreciated. well priced at

$274,000

MLS

5568 Kleanza Dr. - Private 2 acres with 8 yr. old ranch style home provides a bright and cheerful interior with loads of appealing features - in oor radiant heat reducing heating cost substantially - attractive setting, beautifully landscaped, new deck

$325,000

5412 Dover Rd. - Beautiful 46 acres with amazing view - set -up for farming with lots of pasture, fenced, crossed fence, barns, outbuildings and residence Lots of potential. Located 10 minutes north of town.

$299,000

MLS

MLS

DOWNTOWN - $670,000 MLS

t 2500 sq. ft retail space t 4 apartments, always rented t great exposure FOR SALE or LEASE

Laurie Forbes

MLS

COAST MOUNTAINS

4826 Soucie Ave - This lovely 4 level split home provides endless opportunity at the new price of $275,000 - offering over 3600 sq. ft. with lots of quality cedar features throughout, vaulted ceilings - double faced brick ďŹ replace - 4 /5 bedrooms, 4 baths - double attached garage, paved driveway and you can not beat the location in an upbeat neighbourhood in the Horseshoe only 1 block to jr. and sr. schools. Great value will be seen at the new price of

$275,000

MLS

4544 Merkley Rd. - Inexpensive living provides lots for the $. Private 1/2 acre with new 5’ cedar fence, bright 3 bedroom mobile with expanded living area, large deck, detached shop 960 sq. ft. with loft. An important bonus comes with Bench location, 2 minutes to downtown. A great package at the list price of

$159,900 Laurie Forbes

250-638-1400 or 250-615-7782 (cell)

MLS

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REQUESTING QUOTES FOR THE 2012/2013 Snow Removal Season at 4650 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC. Snow removal includes the parking lot on west and north side of building, all associated sidewalks and sanding of both parking lots and sidewalks. For further information or to submit your quote, please email: loralie@myďŹ tnesscentre.ca or lee@timberbaron.ca or fax 250-638-1757

NOTICE Queensway Sewage Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 620, 2012. The Regional District proposes to adopt Kitimat-Stikine Queensway Sewage Regulation Amendment Bylaw 620, 2012. The bylaw is at 3rd reading. The intent is to adopt Bylaw No. 620, 2012 as early as the October 19, 2012 Board meeting with new rates to take effect January 1, 2013.

Proposal for Ice Maintenance The Terrace Curling Association is seeking Proposals for Ice Surface Maintenance for the 2012-13 curling season (Oct. 15/12 - Mar. 31/13). List of duties are posted on the Terrace Curling Associations website: www.terracecurling.ca Please submit proposals by Sept 26, 2012 to: Sylvia GrifďŹ th, President Terrace Curling Association 3210 School St. Terrace, BC V8G 5L9 Or email president@terracecurling.ca For more information on the Terrace Curling Association www.terracecurling.ca .

The current user fee has been in place since the service was ďŹ rst established in the 1990’s and the proposal is to increase the user charge from $92.50 bi-annually to $130 bi-annually per dwelling unit (approximately $15 to $21 per month). These increases are required to meet current costs of operations and to maintain a sufďŹ cient reserve fund. Persons wishing to inspect this bylaw or make inquiries can view it on the Regional District’s website or obtain a copy from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine at 300 - 4545 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4E1; Telephone: (250) 615-6100 or 1-800-663-3208; email: info@rdks.bc.ca; website: www.rdks.bc.ca. OfďŹ ce hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday excluding holidays.

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Gymkhana takes control ABOUT 30 riders and horse lovers dressed for the Northwest Invitational Gymkhana held at the fairgrounds in Terrace Sept. 15 and 16. Teams from Terrace, Houston and Fraser Lakes participated in the last speed horse racing event of the season, with Terrace taking the top spot with Houston and Fraser Lakes coming in second and third respectively. “Houston had three amazing riders,” said organizer Danita Petch of the Totem Saddle Club, noting Houston had the smallest team. “It’s a good thing... if they’d had a full team Terrace would have had their hands full,” she said. A gymkhana is an equestrian competition where riders show off their precision, control and team-work skills in timed, race-against-the-clock events. It’s just one branch of the numerous horse-racing event that happens here in Terrace. During the weekend, the top two riders from each age and from each town faced off against each other in teams of twelve – but Petch is quick to point out that even though teams are racing against each other there is a major sense of camaraderie and cooperation between teams at these events. “It went off without a hitch,” said Petch. “There was a lot of good spirit around that place, good team spirit. It was great to see that many horse people pulling together at the event, really pleasant to see.” Barrel racing, where riders have to navigate around barrels in a clover pattern, was one of the events here in Ter-

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RIDER LYN Remple won both the Sarah Ridler Memorial Ride and the Dash for Cash at the Northwest Invitational Gymkhana held in Terrace Sept. 15 and 16.

race, as well as a dash-for-cash finale on the second day. The weekend was sponsored by Jock’s Excavating and Long’s Logging, said Petch. “It was really great to have that support,” she said. One of the highlights was the first “Sarah Ridler Memorial Ride”, a ride in honour of Ridler, a young horselover and rider who died tragically in 2007. Ridler’s family presented a blanket to the event’s winner, Lyn Rempel. “It was quite emotional,” said Petch, noting that it was a beautiful way to honour Ridler’s memory and that they are hoping to continue the tradition the next time the gymkhana is in Terrace. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the arena,” she said. Next year’s invitational will be hosted in Fraser Lake, and there won’t be another gymkhana in Terrace until the spring. But there will be a number of shows, poker rides and events coming up for people who want to check out the thriving horse riding culture here in the next few months. Terrace might not necessarily the best place to raise livestock, said Petch, judging from the small amount of people in the area who do. “But the people who do put their heart and soul into it,” she said, noting that it’s the hard work of these people who help these spectator-friendly events thrive. “It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of practice,” she said.

Sports Scope A LOOK ahead at what’s on the sports horizon and what local teams have been up to. To have your sporting or athletic event included, email sports@ terracestandard.com.

in action at the Cup. The Kings are also hosting a fundraiser dance at the Sportsplex banquet room on Oct. 13.

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THE 32ND annual All Seasons Fall Run is this Sunday, Sept. 30. Run or walk the 5 km or 10 km route, or go the distance with a half-marathon. All routes start at the college, and wind through the bench and horseshoe, ending back at the college. The half-marathon and 10 km walk start at 11 a.m. with the 10 km and 5 km run and 5 km walk starting at noon. Organizers expect upwards of 200 people. Contact Sherrie at 638-8365 or Jack at 638-0751 or jacobjw@telus. net for more info. Entry forms at All Seasons Source for Sports.

THE TERRACE River Kings kick off the season with the CIHL Challenge Cup, held in Terrace this weekend, on Sept. 28 and 29. First game is Friday at 5 p.m. with the Kings facing off against the Kitimat Ice Demons. At 8 p.m. Smithers will go up against Rupert, with the winners of both games facing off at 8 p.m. on Saturday after the losing teams go head to head at 5 p.m. The Kings’ lineup is not yet finalized, meaning attendees can check out the new recruits

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Disappointing trip to worlds for local athlete FOR LOCAL arm-wrestler Allan Heinricks, his trip to this year’s world arm wrestling championships in Brazil ended almost as soon as it began. “I flew in, stayed one day, and left the next,” he said, citing health problems with one of his legs, lack of a companion to help him get around, and sub-par wheelchair accessible facilities as the reasons he decided to pack it in early. “I didn’t want to be a distraction for my team,” he said of his decision to leave early and not compete. There were approximately 20 competitors from Canada at this years event, held Sept.

10 – 18 in Sào Vincente, Brazil. This situation is a marked contrast from Heinrick’s previous experiences at worlds, where he took home gold medals and raved about the accessibility overseas. It was especially disappointing, he said, because he had trained extremely hard this year, travelling to Vancouver to learn new techniques from some of the best. “I had a mental block from the competition in Ottawa,” he said, explaining he fell backwards during a bout at nationals there last year and has had bad back pain since. But through working with Anthony Dall’Antonia of the

Vancouver Arm Wrestling club he overcame his mental block and was ready to win at this year’s worlds. “I went there hungry,” he said. “But I didn’t get to compete. It wasn’t anybody’s fault, but it’s frustrating.” But he’s not letting this setback get him down. “Everything happens for a reason,” he said. And he is already planning his next moves – a competition in Sweden in February, nationals, and maybe a competition or two down south in the U.S. He also has a new upper body machine on the way to step up training and will be travelling again to Vancouver to learn from experts there.


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Outdoor soccer season winds down... WITH FALL just beginning, Terrace Minor Soccer season has ended once again and this year saw tight final match-ups across the league. On Sept. 13, the U12 boys final game between Golder Associates and Kinsmen was a hard-fought game. “Both sides played great and couldn’t have asked for a better playoff game,” said coach John Cabral. Kinsmen took the lead early on and was up 2-0, but Golder Associates didn’t give up, pushing back to tie the game at 2. Both sides saw a lot of chances. “It was a nail-biter,” said Cabral. Golder keeper Billy Milligan made the game save in the last couple of minutes to push it to penalty kicks, where his team clinched the win. “It was a spectacular ending to a great fought game between both sides,” said Cabral.

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THE GOLDER Associates, pictured here in their team photo, took the top spot in the U11/12 boys final match.

Elsewhere in the league, the U14 girls Green team beat the Silver team 2-1 in a closely contested final game. While the U14 boys Dairy Queen team beat Rona 7-4, despite being tied halfway through the second half thanks in part to goals by Gage Kluss, Kyler Braid and Evan Veldman on DQ. Austin Price was one of the scorers for Rona. McElhanney shut out team Green 1-0 in penalty kicks for the U12 girls final. And Walmart beat Graydon Security after being down 3-0 early. The team came back from the brink to win 4-3, with three of those goals coming from Bryton Gaudet who rose to the occasion and didn’t give up trying to net a win. And finally, in the U10 girls final match Thornhill Meat Market won 1-0 over Light Blue on Sept. 10.

...As indoor soccer season ramps up THE TERRACE Women’s Soccer Association is looking for new recruits for its indoor winter season after wrapping up its outdoor summer season earlier this month. League champs for outdoor was Back Eddy Pub. They won both the season and the playoffs. “Our top goal scorers from the league were Megan Praticante from Janga Jungle and Alexa Grant from Back Eddy, both tied with 24 goals apiece,” said club organizer Nina Peden. Aside from soccer, the TWSA participates in a number of community events – this year saw them participate in the Relay for Life, donating $1000 plus separate donations from team members. They also held a Christmas food drive within the league. As far as goals for the future, Peden says the group hopes to have

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a full-fledged futsal league (futsal is five-a-side indoor soccer), facilities permitting. “It’s a way better game,” she said. The plan for this year’s indoor league is to play two nights a week at the Thornhill Jr. gym, which might prove to be more costly than previous years but will be well worth it. The league is a rec league, open to players of all different skill levels. “You have to start somewhere,” she said. “It’s a fun way to meet new friends, exercise and keep active.” The group is encouraging players and interested parties to come out to the club’s annual general meeting on Oct. 2 in the multi-purpose room at the Terrace Sportsplex for more information and to register. You can also contact Peden at 250635-5480 or email brisar@citywest. ca or find TWSA on Facebook.

oe Saysell phones once a year and I’m always happy to hear the sound of his voice. I met Joe years ago when I was on the Board of Directors of the Steelhead Society of BC. We had decided to give him the Cal Woods Conservation Award for the vigour and bravery he’d shown in his fight against the logging that was happening near his home on Vancouver Island. Since the first faller felled the first tree in order to make money, the forest industry in this province has been a disaster done with almost complete disregard for the natural world. The creation and subsequent professionalization of the forest service didn’t help much since the science of forestry in B.C. was new and unique and to make matters worse, those who taught trotted out a European paradigm that had limited success there and whose application in the forests of North America was dubious. The corporatization of the province’s forests in the middle decades of the last century ensured that the forest service became the servants of the corporate forest giants. The industry was the engine of the economy; even the most well meaning foresters found themselves cowed by the system. The overwhelming acceptance of the principles of diversity by scientists the world over and sustainability, as articulated

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THE BACK Eddy Pub team, pictured here, were the league champs for the TWSA outdoor season. The league’s indoor season starts this month.

in the UN’s Bruntland The realization that Commission, provided nothing was sacred to a stark contrast to gicorporate foresters and ant clear cuts and monthat they intended to cut oculture of our forests every last stick of old at the time. The well growth in the province intentioned but shortso they could put planlived NDP government tations in their place led led by Mike Harcourt Joe to put down his saw made a feint in the right and turn from a faller to direction with its Forest an activist, not any easy Practises Code, but all thing to do in a logging that fell to ruin with the town on Vancouver Isadvent of the Dark Ages land. SKEENA ANGLER under the Campbell reJoe is plain spoken gime. and direct. He will never ROB BROWN Now B.C. forestry is tell anybody what he as bad as the old days thinks they want to hear, – and possibly worse – which is why I enjoy our but, at least in Skeena annual conversations. we have the comfort of it being prosecuted This year, he asked about the steelhead reon a smaller scale. turns on the Skeena. I told him I was optiJoe Saysell campaigned against bad log- mistic. ging before the Code, back when Colleen Joe has guided on the Cowichan River McQuarry was exposing B.C. as Brazil off and on since he was a kid. After his North to the UN. One day, he came across days as a faller were over, guiding became a grove of ancient spruce near a river, one his livelihood. Now, I understand, it’s pokof those breathtakingly beautiful stands of er, though I await confirmation on that. ancient trees growing from a deep moss An avid angler, Joe has made many trips carpet. He pleaded with his bosses to leave into the Dean River, not by helicopter, as those trees, believing he was successful, most do, but by boat, carrying his gear up only to find them on a massive burn pile a the logging road into the valley. A lot of short time later. steelhead made their way into the Dean

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this year, Joe told me. He knew this from conversations with guides and their sports and camping anglers. They’re all using big, two-handed rods. They’re all throwing those giant flies... Intruders, I said. Yeah, intruders. And the numbers of fish they are catching are way big. It’s time we had limits on catch and release, argued Joe. I set a personal limit of two fish then I quit, he said. Joe fishes a floating line and a small surface fly exclusively, and he fishes it on a single handed rod. David, he said, meaning his life long friend, former minister of fisheries and minister of the environment, David Anderson, brought in a catch and release limit on some of the salmon rivers back east, and, after some grumbling, the anglers there accept it. I told Joe he was preaching to the choir. If one man goes to the river, casts a lure, kills one fish and goes home while another goes to the stream casts a foot long fly laden with tinsel and carrying a potentially lethal trailing hook, catches a dozen lets them go then goes home to brag about his feat to his cronies, it’s not clear who had killed the most fish. With the advent of the Intruder, flyfishing for steelhead has slipped sideways. Let the debate on limiting the number of steelhead released commence in earnest.


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Local sawmill is making the cut By Lauren Benn A TERRACE sawmill has started producing lumber for the first time since 2007. Skeena Sawmills, which was purchased by the B.C. company Roc Holdings Ltd. in July 2011 and has spent about $6 million in BC to date including upgrades and operations, is currently testing equipment in preparation for full-capacity operations which will ramp up in the coming years. The test stage is just one of many steps that have taken place since the mill and logging rights were purchased from West Fraser last year. And while much more is needed before the mill is running at full tilt, officials there say they’re optimistic that’s exactly what will happen. The company plans to spend up to $15 million more to get the mill running for the long-haul. “We are doing test lumber right now to verify our operational capability,” said Skeena Sawmills’ plant manager Don MacDonald, adding this stage will determine how much of a given grade of log can be turned into finished lumber products. Plans are to sell the highest-grade log in the raw export market, with mid-grade logs going to the sawmill to be turned into lumber products. “There’s going to be some logs that are too valuable that we’d probably be losing money by putting a saw into it,” said MacDonald at a Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon last week. “(But) we’re here to make lumber.” Roc Holdings Ltd. wants to increase the mill’s processing capacity to consume up to 350,000 cubic metres of log yearly per shift with more than one shift daily being optimal. Historically the mill has consumed an average of 350,000 annually, said officials in the presentation. The company plans to use wood from three of its cutting licences in the area — TFL 41, which is a tree farm, and two forest licences, one of which is in the Nass. The three amount to an allowable cut of 317,000 cubic metres per year. And as about 40 per cent of that is pulp-grade wood, this means the mill will be looking to buy up to 500,000 cubic metres yearly from other log harvesters for the mill. “We want to source more log volume,” said

Skeena Sawmills’ woodlands manager Tan Calhoun. “That is a present issue we’re currently faced with.” “There’s going to be a tremendous amount of opportunities for logging,” he said, adding the sawmill would have to pay competitive prices for logs to make it worth it for other loggers. And in terms of selling such large amounts, while no end customers have been disclosed to date, MacDonald says there is reason to be optimistic. Roc Holdings will sell its lumber through a Vancouver-based broker, which he said will sell all that is cut. “Our sales and marketing will find a home for all the wood that this place is producing,” said MacDonald. He noted that Roc Holdings has some key advantages over other B.C. lumber producers. One advantage is that by proximity Skeena Sawmills is the closest northern mill to a B.C. port. This gives a competitive market advantage by reducing the transportation costs factored into lumber prices. And the next advantage is a close understanding of the Chinese market. The company itself has close ties to a major real estate, development and construction conglomerate located in China — a country that is one of the world’s largest lumber consumers with increasing demand. The Chinese real estate giant, Shandong Riguang Group, has its head office in Rizhao, a major-port city in southeastern China. It is owned by the parents of Teddy Cui, the owner of Roc Holdings Ltd. and Skeena Sawmills. MacDonald said this relationship provides the mill with unique business opportunities and a deeper understanding of the Chinese marketplace. “It gives us an advantage into the Chinese market,” said MacDonald. “How that develops is yet to be determined.” It also helps relationships with Chinese buyers. Last week, a group of eight Chinese delegates from China National Building Materials Group Corportaion, a China-owned construction-resource materials giant, visited Terrace for a tour of the sawmill.

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The ďŹ rst load of logs delivered to Skeena Sawmills on July 10, 2012 with management and employees. Skeena Sawmills management with local First Nations, Government Representatives, and a group from China National Building Materials visiting our operation on Thursday, September 20th. Our vision is to be the premier developer of natural resources in Canada. We are committed to sustainable forest operations and creating employment and business opportunities that support the economic and social well-being of the community of Terrace and region.


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Old ways just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work F orests are the n o r t h w e s t â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest untapped natural resource, according to Rick Brouwer, forester and executive director at Skeena Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE). â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the industry that was here is gone, so that means we have a new opportunity to grow a new solution,â&#x20AC;? he said. But Brouwer says the key to a thriving northwest forestry industry is a multi-pronged approach, meaning that one blanket solution isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to cut it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m quite bullish there is great opportunity here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just need to find the right suite of solutions, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the challengeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no one silver bullet.â&#x20AC;? The way the industry worked in the past isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to work again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to realize [at SNCIRE] is that just because you did it

before doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do it that way again,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to find clustered solutions and brand new solutions as well.â&#x20AC;? In the past, B.C. has excelled at utilizing our natural resources and producing commodities, he said, but over time that edge was lost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dealing with strictly commodities means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the mercy of the global market,â&#x20AC;? said Brouwer. The northwest specifically has the problem of forests that are too mature, meaning that the eco-system is at its climax and there is a lot of rot and death in the forest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means that when you log for industrial purposes you have to whittle through a lot of trees you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything with in the current model,â&#x20AC;? he said. We need to be making the most out of these poor-quality trees, he said, something that the old model doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

really facilitate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to diversify,â&#x20AC;? Brouwer continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lumber mill, but we need to have more than that.â&#x20AC;? There are a number of innovative ideas that could help diversify the industry, said Brouwer, that need to be explored â&#x20AC;&#x201D;like different ways to transport wood to be manufacturedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but this is difficult to do until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known what manufacturing facility is on the other end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quandary we find this region is in,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without any real industrial supporters around mills weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to try these innovative solutions.â&#x20AC;? Emerging technologies in forestry may present new opportunities for northwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forests. Anything from aromatic oils that use the needles of trees, fibres that could be stronger than kevlar, to potentially turning the pitch

Rick Brouwer from balsam trees into a natural replacement for BPA, a plastic additive found in a myriad of goods that Canada declared toxic in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we could find a natural replacement for BPA in balsam trees, and we have a lot of balsam trees ... then maybe instead of cutting down the trees weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be tapping them like maple syrup,â&#x20AC;? said Brouwer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who knows? We try to think way outside the box in terms of opportunities,â&#x20AC;? he mused. But in order to re-

search innovative ideas like this, there needs to be monetary support â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is harder to come by in this federal climate. Still, Brouwer is optimistic that the industry will get where it needs to be, even if it gets there slower than he may like. Some of the solutions wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be new, he said, citing the first pulp mill in Prince Rupert that used to produce pulp for rayon, and bioenergy will certainly be part of the solution, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear exactly how.

If we can build an industry that can utilize each kind of wood, from the high-end to the lowqualityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or fiber-quality, as Brouwer likes to call itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;product at the right time in the market for that specific product it will prove successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have a lumber mill and you have to feed the machine, the problem is that sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeding the machine at a loss because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just trying to feed the machine,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But with all of these other aspects in place, you can be feeding the

mill with the right thing at the right time,â&#x20AC;? he said. In order to do this, we need to get a good idea of the different mechanical and chemical properties of the forests here and start to match that with the opportunities and markets that are out there, added Brouwer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My ultimate goal, and SNCIREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate goal is to produce the higher end type of products,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If that becomes our focus then we produce the commodities almost as a byproduct.â&#x20AC;?

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Forestry Week 2012 Forestry, if done correctly, The Northwest Loggers can rise to the top again Association Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities

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orestry in the northwest has a long and rich history, and properly managed, it can have a bright and prosperous future. We are all aware that forestry has faced difficult times in the past several years. Since 2001, under the current Liberal government, more than 35,000 well-paying, familysupporting jobs have vanished from the forest industry. In some regions, including parts of the northwest, almost the entire manufacturing sector has vanished, leaving nothing but harvesting in areas where forestry was once the sole industry. The job losses have meant devastation as workers, many of whom had been in the same job their entire working

lives, were left with no livelihoods. In other cases, workers and families had to leave for other provinces to find work, leaving holes in those communities. The wait-and-see approach by the current government has simply not worked. The job losses began to mount in the first years of this century and have continued. To make matters worse, the government significantly reduced the resources devoted to restoring the health of our forests. Even the most basic work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inventory work aimed at showing the true state of the forests â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has been slashed. As the pine beetle outbreak ravaged the forests, the government reduced tree planting and silviculture work. Not only has forest-

Robin Austin ryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s present been underserved by this government, the future has been somewhat hamstrung. Adrian Dix and the New Democrats think we can do better. And we must do better. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question that our forests face challenges. A quick glance at any of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forests is enough to tell you that we will see less opportunity for harvesting

in the future. Annual allowable cuts were increased in the wake of the beetle outbreak and even if planting did keep pace, it would still be years before the new growth was ready for cutting. So we need to make better use of the fiber that is available to us. Bio-energy is one strategy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when it comes to the use of waste wood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but we also need to develop new products and new processes that would allow us to take advantage of the fiber currently available to us. Research at the University of Northern B.C. should be used to guide us toward a forest industry of the future, one that gets the best use of the wood we have. And we also need to pay greater attention to forest health. Fire, pests and routine harvests

have all taken their toll. As owners of the resource â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the forested land base in British Columbia is conservatively estimated at a quarter to a third of a trillion dollars â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial that we maintain and invest in our economic asset so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there to sustain future generations. Despite its current challenges, I believe forestry can be an important economic driver in the northwest for years to come. And governments can play a role in driving positive change. As we mark national forestry week, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my hope we can look forward to a bright and prosperous future in forestry. Robin Austin is the NDP MLA for Skeena. First elected in 2005, he is the NDP critic for education in the provincial legislature.

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AFTER NEARLY 40 years “If you do an honest day’s advocating for the forest work, you should get an honest associations in the province, day’s pay,” Sauer said. Bill Sauer is retiring from his The association thought the position with the Northwest provincial NDP government Loggers Association. would be easy to deal with but it But he will continue his didn’t act and the Liberals said position on the BC Forest they would change the act back Safety Council Board as a in 2000 when they were first provincial liaison between the elected but still haven’t. other three forest associations “Nowhere in the province in the province. does it affect an area more than Sauer was hired by the here” he said, “because compaNorthwest Loggers Assonies go broke.” ciation for a one-year term in Another thing he’s accom1992 and has been there ever plished is getting a logging Bill Sauer since as manager. truck wash set up here in the “I enjoy it. I really, really 1990s. enjoy it, working with the local contractors It generates money for the association in forestry,” he said. and members get the benefit of having clean One thing he’s been working on is lob- trucks. bying for an updated Woodworker Lien Act Loggers have found ways to keep going and it’s been 15 years fighting for it. such as working on the transmission main The act was set up in the 1800s and only line by clearing the land and salvaging the revamped once, in the early 1900s, and needs wood, he said. to be changed, he said. “We are a unique area of the province. Originally, it enabled woodworkers to go We’ve always found ways to come up with after companies for unpaid wages but since new and better techniques,” he said. it’s now mostly contractors involved, they Sauer began driving a logging truck when are not allowed to go after the companies. he was 19 and bought his own truck four Updating the act would let contractors years later. put a lien on the wood to keep it from leavThen he sold it and went into the insuring and ensure they get paid, he explained. ance investments business so he wouldn’t But the act has faced a lot of opposition have to travel away from his family or get from governments of all stripes and contrac- up at 3 a.m. anymore. Sauer will be moving tors wonder why, he said. down south closer to his grandchildren.

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Not all fires are bad UNUSUALLY WARM and dry weather conditions for this time of year means forest fire season is far from over — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “We’re getting unseasonable warm and very dry weather,” said fire centre information officer Lindsay Carnes last week when an open-fire ban was announced in the northwest to prevent human-caused wildfires. Despite fire prevention efforts, Carnes said some are now being allowed to burn because they’re considered good for the forest. August this year featured drier weather than last year, with 40mm of rain spread over nine days compared to 80mm spread over 16 days in 2011. September 2011 brought with it 203.3mm of rain compared to September 2012, which as late last week, has seen 31.6 mm. Warmer drier temperatures lead to drier fuels which increase the risk of fire, said Carnes, adding that the end of fire season is as unpredictable as the weather. “We need a significant weather event to end fire season,” said Carnes. “At this stage we’re really looking at snow.” As of last week, 13,020 hectares were burned by 105 wildfires in the northwest for 2012.

Last year saw fewer hectares burned at 11,011, most of which were caused by a single large fire with 18 more fires accounting for the rest. A 11,000 hectare fire at Tisigar Lake, which is south of Yukon border, was the largest single fire in the province last year. It began in late May 2011. This year, there are three major fires of note which are each still active within the northwest that in total have burned 12,982 hectares to date. Each started much later in the season. The Good Hope Lake fire, located east of Dease River near Boya Lake Park, is currently burning and was discovered in early August. It has burned 3,500 hectares so far and was caused by lightning. The Entiako Lake fire located south of Burns Lake, discovered late August, has burned 6,120 hectares and is also still burning. Close to Houston, the Atna Lake fire near Morice Lake continues to burn and has burned 3,362 hectares to date. It was discovered mid-August. Each of these fires is being monitored but they are also being allowed to burn naturally.

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said the release, adding 500,000 hectares of forest burned annually in British Columbia before widespread fire control. This is compared with a recent annual average of less than 50,000 hectares. “These periodic fires burned the surface fuels that collect on the forest floor and reduced tree density, lowering both the risk of hot, uncontrollable wildfires and the forest’s susceptibility to insect infestations and disease,” said the release. “Decades of fire suppression have allowed forest fuels such as branches and dead trees to build up. This creates the potential for severe wildfires that burn hotter and can damage soils, leading to erosion and flooding. The risk is compounded by the warmer, drier temperatures associated with global warming and the increased number of trees killed by mountain pine beetles.” To strike a balance between nature and safety, B.C. Parks manages fuel buildup and takes other protective measures such as removing dead trees and fuel accumulation. “In large wilderness parks, areas may be designated where wildfires can burn with little interference,” said the release.

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s B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased to celebrate National Forest Week. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme, Healthy Forests â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Healthy Communities, provides an opportunity to reflect on how forests and communities are connected. This year the province celebrates the centennial birthday of the BC Forest Service. For the past 100 years, the BC Forest Service has managed and protected our forests so we all can enjoy the benefits they offer. Whether providing great economic benefits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; accounting for over 53,000 direct jobs supporting families all around the province, or recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, our forests play a significant role in local communities. B.C. continues to be a world leader in sustainable forest management and maintains its commitment to the environment by producing more lumber certified to environmental standards that any other region in the world. Over the past year, B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forest industry has benefited from a positive 15 per cent increase in lumber prices, and to the end of June, a 17 per cent increase in lumber exports to the U.S., compared to the same time last year. Both of these increases are helping local mills prosper and supporting jobs. As B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forest sector continues its re-

covery from 2009, we still face challenges like the mountain pine beetle. On August 15, 2012, the Special Committee on Timber Supply released a report that provides 20 recommendations to increase the timber supply and value of midterm timber in B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interior forests. A number of the recommendations reflect actions already underway by the ministry, and we will work closely with communities, First Nations and stakeholders to implement all of the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations. I can assure you the ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations will provide a solid foundation for us to move forward and will address the needs of communities and families in the region. Our forests are not only about jobs. We manage our forests for a multitude of values including fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, cultural heritage, and recreation, to name just a few. During National Forest Week, I hope you take the opportunity to enjoy our forests firsthand. For more information about National Forest Week including events happening around the province, resources for teachers and students and ideas for how to celebrate visit: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/pab/nfw/2012/ Steve Thomson is the Minister for Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the MLA for Kelowna-Mission.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Terrace Standard

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Chinese officials eye Terrace mill production The company itself has 20 companies under its direct management with about 600 branches. Cui is the vice president of one of those branches. It placed 485 on Fortune’s Global 500 list in 2011, said Gian Sandhu, management consultant with Roc Holdings, adding Cui’s parents have a working relationship with the company in China. “We hope that we’ll be able to develop a working relationship with them and that they become a customer for lumber,” said MacDonald about the mill. But before large sales can take place, there is work to be done. The mill plans to expand its workforce by double — up from 55 workers in its initial workforce to more than 100, including local contractors. The company’s direct employees will be members of the Steelworkers union, with which an 8-year contract has recently been negotiated.

“To run the sawmill as a full blown sawmill we’d have to add 17 jobs and then ... we’d have to add another 10. That’s per shift,” said MacDonald of jobs to be created at the mill itself. “That doesn’t include adding more staff or manager positions which we’ll need to.” MacDonald acknowledged a shortage of skilled trades workers as a challenge, adding it is designing ways to attract workers. One method is by developing an apprenticeship program. It will also be bringing in more equipment, and upgrading some of its own. To date, the company has spent $5 million locally on goods and services. That figure includes $561,000 in property taxes the last two years. In a two-week period, about $400,000 was paid to local logging contractors this summer, said Calhoun.

DELEGATES FROM a Chinese-owned building materials enterprise visit Skeena Sawmills last week for a tour. Roc Holdings Ltd. owner Teddy Cui, employees, and government and First Nations officials tour the newly operating Skeena Sawmills alongside them.


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